Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Session II - Volunteer Introductions!

Summer Session II is almost half finished! The volunteers have spent the last two weeks integrating themselves into our programs, and teaching some of their own. I'd say this calls for some introductions...

Bobo (striped green sweater and blue hat) hanging out with fellow summer vols during their weekend trip to Quilotoa

Elizabeth Bobo hails from Arkansas and just finished her freshman year at Tulane, majoring in Latin American Studies and Spanish. Bobo, as she has come to be known, is involved in a ton of programs including: Women's Exercise, Adult English, Kid's English, Art, and Cooking class. Quite the busy woman!

Flori (far left) after a morning volunteering with a partner organization, Remanzo

Flori Garcia joins us from Crown Point, Indiana. Flori just completed her freshman year at Pomona College in California, where she played soccer with Claire (an 8-week volunteer). She is spending most of her time teaching Kid's English both at our Centro and in San Juan, helping out with Women's Exercise and dominating Microfinance with Chet and Erik.

Elizabeth riding a horse back up the very steep Quilotoa trail

Elizabeth Murray is from John's Creek, Georgia. She is going to be a senior at the University of South Carolina majoring in Management and Economics. Elizabeth is involved in the Teen Center, Microfinance, Agriculture and Adult English.

Samah (far right) stops for a shot with the group in front of the laguna

Samah Rizvi graduated from the University of Colorado and dove straight into Americorps, where she spent the last year living and working outside of Chicago. Samah is working with Kid's English in San Juan, Adult English at the Centro, as well as in the brand new Preventive Health Center.


PS. Thanks to Claire for donating the pictures!

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