The girls are all checked into their dorm rooms and hopefully fast asleep. Tomorrow they will remain on campus and participate in ALA’s Africa: Land of Opportunity events and they will present their BUILD Lab work to their ALA peers and ALA alumni. This will be the Listen phase of their labs. In the evening there will be a big farewell party with their chomies and new friends!
Santi writes, “It is hard to describe with words (and even with videos!) the experiences of our group for the past two days. Yesterday our group went to Munsieville where we were able to share the day with wonderful people in their beautiful town. They told us their stories and shared with us everything they are doing to improve their community and the lives of the most vulnerable among them. It was absolutely heartwarming and they left an indelible impression in all of us.
Today we visited the Apartheid Museum. There we learned about a terrible episode in South Africa’s history and the suffering and struggle of many people in this country over many years. All of this is prompting deep reflection and meaningful conversations in our group. We feel very fortunate to have been given the chance to come all the way across the ocean to learn, to think and to continue living our school’s Mission.”
And here are two videos featuring reflections by Michelle, Sabrina and Hayley