As part of CMA’s L.E.A.D. (Learning Expeditions for Academic Discovery) program, our senior students in grades 10 through 12 had the opportunity to join Me to We for a service trip to Ecuador. We just go this message from the Amazonian jungle and thought we would share it with you. Can’t wait to see the pictures!
Hola! From Ecuador.
We just wanted to send you a quick update to let you know how our trip is going. We welcomed your world changers at the airport in Quito, on our first night, and everyone arrived happy and healthy. The next day, bright and early we departed for the Amazon. After a very long ride with multiple stops we arrived at Minga Lodge. Minga Lodge is our accommodation that we are calling home for the days together.
So far everything is going well. We have started to talk about issues happening in our communities and around the world. We have also been talking about leadership skills and goals.
Today we had the opportunity to learn about lack of access to clean water here in Ecuador. We took a very short canoe ride across the Rio Napo to be greeted by Don Vargas. Don Vargas welcomed us to his farm and shared with us his life story, and the impacts of his family not having access to clean water.
We are looking forward to the next few days. Adios!
For more on Me to We please visit: https://www.metowe.com/volunteer-travel/
For more on CMA’s L.E.A.D. program please visit: https://coastmounatin.wpengine.com/academics/#lead