Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Summer Interns Have Arrived!

We are SO excited to welcome, Sophie, Jake, Caitrin, Sam, Adriana, and Rachel, our first session of summer interns to Ecuador!

The group of six arrived on Saturday night and immediately settled in very nicely. Their first weekend was spent getting acquainted with their surroundings. On Sunday PDs Claudia and Torie took the group into Quito to visit Centro Historico, the oldest area of the city. The group climbed the massive Basilica church, toured through the main plaza, and had their first almuerzo.  On Monday we spent the morning walking around our small town of Sangolqui, visiting the market, plaza, and main grocery store.  As more long term volunteers, the summer interns will be helping out with all of the Manna activities both at the library and here at our Manna house.

The wonderful new interns hanging with the Quito sign and famous Panecillo angel in the background 

Yesterday the interns spent their first afternoon in our community center/library. They attended Children's English classes, spent time in the Teen Center, and help sort a large donation of books that the library just received! Over the next few weeks they will be taking on larger leadership roles in all of of our programs, and possibly even starting new programs, such as music lessons in the teen center or teaching a short English course to kids on summer break. It is really fun to have new faces and energy at the Ecua Manna site and we are super excited to see where the summer takes us!

Every week a different intern will be writing about their personal experiences with Manna, keep posted to learn more!

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