Thursday, July 16th Blog by Kausha LeBeau



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Day two and the Youthlinc team have made the deepest connections with the best people. Everywhere you look, Peruvian children are intertwined with the students in the sweetest hugs.

Today consisted of construction work…building concrete sidewalks as well as painting murals. We are so excited to paint the Amazon River engulfed in a beautiful sunset on the side of one of the concrete buildings! Business lessons were also a go today; chicken coops are well on their way! Many of the students taught their English lessons, one of them being about Penguins! The Peruvian children love learning English as much as the Youthlinc students love learning Spanish, despite how funny we sound doing so.

Today we had the first two home visits with many more to come. Home visits are very intimate and allow students to connect with the villagers and learn about their daily activities in ways they normally wouldn’t.

The Vocational team taught the women in the village about soap making and sewing, a skill they picked up very quickly. The women soon began to out-sew the team, whipping out outfits here and there for their children!

It’s amazing to see the Youthlinc team bond and grow together through this experience. We have so much love to give as a group!