Hi all, Hannah, Blair, and I are seniors at Christchurch School. For our integrated senior project, we are working to give back to people who have become like family - the rural Himalayan community of Agora. We want to bring light to the lives of the women in the village. The three of us will … Continue reading Women of Agora – A Senior Project
Jack Newton 15 April 2018 A cloud split in two -- the rift allowed a blue river of sky to flow across the parched bonewhite landscape; The coconut-palms stood upright again and the crackled salty seaweed turned moist and returned to the water - A metal Medalla cap washed free of its sandy coat and … Continue reading Guayama
Everyone should visit Puerto Rico. Not for its beaches or fancy hotels - though those are nice - but for its people and its complicated existence as a US territory. The history of these islands is fascinating and relevant and it helps frame much of what we hope to get at with our points of … Continue reading An incredible few days
Today was a big day for our group. We arrived early at the All Hands headquarters and were quickly assigned our work groups. From 8-4 we worked to muck and gut, reseal leaky roofs and help local families clean their hurricane-damaged houses. It was a great way to feel how much the storm impacted these … Continue reading A little service, a lot of learning
First impressions: 'The variety of communities and the similarities to the US and differences from other islands really stand out.' -Avery 'Beautiful. Warm. Very vibrant.' -B 'Reminds me of Guatemala. Our neighbors were super friendly. The atmosphere and food at our first restaurant is setting an incredible tone. The landscape and the trees are really … Continue reading In 🇵🇷
About to board the flight to Atlanta, where we catch the onward flight to San Juan.