Monday, January 12, 2009

Reflections on Day 4

C.W. Day 4
It feels like we have been here for weeks, not just a few days. There is so much
to experience. Just after one night with our host family, I feel like they have
adopted us for life. The more I learn, the passionate I become. Nicaragua used to
be just a developing country to me, but now I understand why others have fallen in
love with the community.

Jess Day 4
So many of U.S. citizens are unecessarily preoccupied with keeping everything
perfectly clean. I propose that we bulk up our immune systems and spend more
time not thinking about cleanliness.

Isha Day 4
The experience in Nicaragua so far has been really great. So far I have learned
a lot about the culture, food, hospital nature of the people, and also the
various problems faced by the nation of Nicaragua--from what I have seen
and heard so far. I can tell that Nicaragua is a country with great potential,
however, it is plagued crisis just like all the other developing countries of the
world. Also, shocked reaction from my friends make me realize how the people of
developing nations are oblivious to such methods of existence. I can see how
trips like these can be an ideal way to create awareness.

Toni Day 4
This trip has been very eye opening. I have learned so much about the Nicaraguan
history and culture. Already its made me aware of all the problems they are
having. There is no simple solution to any of these problems because most of
them are related to each other in the same way. I think what PGL has is terrific
because they are working on sustainable project projects aren´t looking for
quick fixes. PGL really wants to change the mindset of people--Nicaraguans and
others--in how to help in a sustainable way.

1 comment:

  1. It's eye-opening, too, to compare health care concerns and poverty in Nicaragua versus in the United States; the purpose of this awareness is just as Toni says--not to make a "quick fix", but to understand the larger elements of environment and economy and politics that are all at work in the midst of these issues. And that's something that we can see in a developing country like Nicaragua, and on our own soil.