Madagascar July Blog 2

We have made so much progress since our last update! On vocational team we have taught the women how to make diapers, bags, head bands, zipper pouches, and skirts! It was incredible to see how fast the women picked it up. Some of them had never seen a sewing machine before and within about an […]

Madagascar July Blog 1

The first few days of our trip were all travel and it was exhausting! We finally got to our hotel around 3am (Madagascar time) on Sunday. We got about 3 hours of sleep, woke up the next morning and had breakfast at the hotel. We are treated so well by everyone at the hotel and […]

Team Peru: The First Blog

  Walking up the 149 stairs from the Amazon river into the village of Santa Isabel was exhausting yet heartwarming. The kind smiles, happy waves and shouts of “Buenos dias!”, and jungle music made the climb easier and easier every day. We all immensely enjoyed getting to know members of the community as each one […]

Guatemala: The Last Blog

Our team returned to Pacoxpon and Las Escobitas on Monday morning in high spirits. Throughout the week, we continued English camp in both communities. At the community center, the vocational committee led the women of Pacoxpon as they finished sewing aprons, headbands, shirts, and bags. In addition to sewing, the men and women of Pacoxpon […]

Cambodia: July 13

July 13, 2016 The team had a very joyful day today. We all agree that yesterday was perfect, but somehow, today was even better. Working in the village is changing all of us for the better. The thing that made the day so special was what happened at the end of the day. Once the […]

Update on Team Guatemala

Blog #2 – Youthlinc Guatemala On the morning of the first work day, the team woke energized and enthused to serve the Pacoxpon and Las Escobitas communities. Tuesday marked the start of the team’s English, construction, business, health, and vocational projects. Every morning, Youthlinc members have taught the students of both villages a series of English […]

Cambodia: July 12th

July 12, 2016 After dinner each night, our sweaty, giggly, and utterly exhausted team gathers around the conference room table in our hotel. When we gather here, we create a safe space for everyone to share thoughts and experiences that were formed/occurred throughout the day. One of the most powerful and memorable things that was […]

Cambodia: July 11th

July 11, 2016 The first few days in Cambodia have been a rollercoaster of emotions. Our first stop being the Killing Fields (Choeng Ek), created a humbling beginning to our adventure. While there, we were able to better understand Cambodia’s ugly and recent past. After our trip to the Killing Fields, we hopped back on the […]

Thailand July: Blog 2

After playing with all the kind little souls during opening ceremonies and beginning our service, I think we were all a little anxious to get back to the school the next day. The kids, plus the fact that the 3 minute drive from our guesthouse to the school is one of the most beautiful drives you’ll ever […]

Thailand July: Departure to Day 3

July 2nd departure day, the Youthlinc Thailand July team got to the airport and said goodbye to our regular daily lives for the next two weeks. In just the next two days we faced about 21 total hours of flying and 18 total hours of layovers. One of the layovers was for 12 hours in […]