Daily Archives: January 16, 2016

Day 7 comes to a close, reflections by students and Santi

Santi writes, “We can’t believe this visit to ALA has gone so fast! Tonight is our last night at the school. We just had a moving farewell party where we had a chance to say goodbye to our new friends. The party included a surprise cake, music and dancing and even Karaoke!. Now everyone is hopefully asleep and resting before our long day tomorrow. In the morning we will be visiting the Sterkfontein Caves, at the Cradle of Humankind complex. The caves are the site of the discovery of the earliest human remains to date (2.3 million years old). Afterwards we will visit with ancient Pippa Armerding ’86 who has generously invited us for lunch at her house. Pippa came to see us at ALA on Monday and the girls are looking forward to spending some more time with her before our departure. We will go directly to the airport from her house and start our return journey. It’s hard to say goodbye to this community that has welcomed us with open hearts but at the same time we are very much looking forward to coming home and sharing with all everything that we have experienced and learned here. This has been an amazing trip, full of meaningful moments that are now ours to keep in our memories forever.”