I have only been here for a week and a half and I have already done so much. While setting up my room and buying the things I need to make it feel like home, I decided I could better motivate myself to gather and organize my community diagnostic information if I turned my walls into a decorated excel sheet of sorts. Every time I learn something new about my community I write it on a note card and stick it to the wall under its appropriate heading. It helped me decorate my very bare walls. I also bought a portable fabric closet and posted up photos of friends and family to make it feel more like home.
|Hanging with the locals.|
|These very nice people may not have much, but what they|
do have, they are more than happy (insist even) in sharing.
|One rarely gets to tell 150 kids what to do all at once. |
PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR AND SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!
Needless to say, I have been keeping busy. This week I will be meeting with as many city and organization leaders as possible and then we will plan that televised conference I keep telling you all about. I am almost done with the presentation for that as well.
Kicking butt in Cutervo, Cajamarca, Peru,
This is Chris Huey (Cris Way as they pronounce it here) signing off.