Saturday, January 10, 2015

HELLO: Belize Study Abroad - Day 4

Today was perhaps the most relaxing and laziest day out of the entire trip, well, for us business students anyways. I did enjoyed it but if you know me, I like staying busy! Productive days are my favorite days.

First thing first. get breakfast, We had breakfast at a place called Lily's. It's alongside the beach. It feels so nice to wake up and walk down the beach. It was such a gorgeous day, hot, very hot like every other day, but beautiful! It's a
thin tortilla topped with a sunny side egg and rice with salsa. Honestly, this was not my favorite dish.

Anyways, we headed on over to one of my advisor's room. We began prepping for our workshops that we're going to be teaching!

The reason why we're in Belize is because we're a part of an organization called Enactus. "Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need." We are conducting workshops in Belize to teach the community how to make jewelry and other crafts out of recycled materials, such as newspaper, magazines, scrapbook paper, cereal boxes, calendars, and etc. This project is funded and sponsored by Walmart Women's Economic Empowerment, a project partnership of Enactus.

Anyways, today I call it our prep day because all we did today was prep the supplies for the workshops and posted flyers around the town. Everyone on the trip, especially our organization, brought supplies like markers, scissors, scrapbook paper, glue, and loads of supplies filled suitcases for our workshops. Tomorrow will be the busiest day by far! We will conduct 4 workshops and we will also be shown in the local TV and radio station. Wow! How exciting!

After making so many packets, we decide to call it quits and go back to our place to relax for awhile. We grabbed some lunch later on and then we went around town posting flyers of our workshops.

Free jewelry class and everything is supplied! It's also a make-and-take workshop. You're able to make the jewelry at the workshop and then take all the supplies home with you. Does that not sound wonderful? Who wants to go?

During our walk I had to take a few shots of San Pedro's beautiful scenery.

Coming back to the Villa there's a little farmer's market just across. Everything is so cheap! I bought a pack of bananas (5) for only $0.50! Wow! It was delicious and it was all naturally grown at nearby farms. I was told that Belize has yummy bananas and it's true. If you travel down there, go try some!

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