Saturday, May 1, 2010

Trece Días Mas

With thirteen days left and a deadline in sight for our final projects, us four have been hard at work each day. We have been at the Nehemiah Center from about 8:30am-6pm Monday-Sunday, and sometimes even later. With the rainy season here it is still very hot and now humid, but when it rains it cools everything down for a little while.

This week I had the opportunity to get some experience in the writing of grant proposals. They were writing a grant proposal to get funding to introduce a new crop in a rural area that will dramatically improve the nutrition of the children. I tried to sit and absorb everything they were doing. This is one of the reasons doing a semester abroad is so great, because you do not get learning experiences like that in a classroom.

This week we did take a break for some fun. There is a famous Nicaraguan skateboarder whose video premier we went to. That was a pretty cool thing to be at and we were invited to the after party because apparently we have "connections," whatever that means.

At the current moment I am quite exhausted because I waited for my bus to come for 1 1/2 hours and it never did, I ended up taking a taxi to get the The Nehemiah Center and luckily getting here right before the rain began.


tccedprof said...

Your experiences are those which will last a lifetime. It has been wonderful to see them through your eyes and heart. I'm so glad you and Greg could experience them together.

We are counting the days too!

Love you both!

Greg's mom

Anonymous said...

That is so cool that you learned about grant writing. That is a very needed skill. Keep up the good work. You must be very tired. Hopefully you will get a little rest at home. I too am very proud of you. Love, Momma