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Friday, September 30, 2011
Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I have been very busy lately. I have continued teaching busienss classes to a youth group on Saturdays. They are a great group. This weekend we are going to start making shampoo for a small project within the community. Hopefully it turns out well. This same group and I are also planning to make a gender awareness activity for the people in the community. I recently had a training session and we were given ideas on how to present the issue in a creative way. I then taught the students in the youth group and they want to participate and do them with community members. We still need a lot of practice, but hopefully it is successful when it happens in the coming months. I have also been working a lot in a smaller neighborhood of the community. They seem to lack a lot of basic resources such as electricity and sanitary restrooms. I have been doing an assesment with my counterpart and working with the local mayor´s office to try and find organizations that might help their needs. It is a lot of work, but hopefully something will come of it. I am still continuing to teach English at the local school. I hope to work more in the school in the future and start working with the local cooperative to help them get legalized. I am still working with the community and trying to help them make an emergency action plan. It is a lot of work, but the local government group is continuing to do training. We hope to have a simulation in the future. I am also going to help the local community group create a bridge committee to help do regular check ups on the newly constructed bridge. I hope all is well back home. Thanks for reading.