This Thursday, I left on what was called Immersion Weekend. It is a weekend where we live with a current volunteer for 3 nights to see what their daily lifestyle is like. We are also challenged lingually by needing to use public transportation across the country by ourselves. I was successful in the sense that I did not get lost. It was about 3 hours worth of bus rides.
When I arrived, I met up with Daniel who has been in country for about a year. We then went to translate for a group of Canadians who are in El Salvador for the week to build homes for the less fortunate. My Spanish is still not great, but I was able to translate alright. The rest of the weekend he showed me around his village. There are about 1200 people and Daniel is currently working on a project involving chickens. He is helping a group of about 15 raise over 150 chickens for economic development. He is currently helping them get permits so the project can grow. I helped him cut bamboo to make structures for his organic farm that he grows food at to feed the chickens. He seems to be a successful volunteer.
This upcoming week I will be teaching English to a group of kids at a local school. We will see how that goes. I hope everyone is doing well back home. I miss you all!