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STRIVE Peru 6/30/2017

Posted by · on June 30, 2017 · in Uncategorized · with 0 Comments

STRIVE Peru 6/30/2017

Today is Friday, the last day of our first full week of service.  All the preparation we did during the first week and a half really paid off and Service Week 1 went very smoothly.  6 of the interns acted as assistant teachers in a local Peruvian school, Tambo de Gozo.  Mainly, they did one-on-one […]

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STRIVE-Peru: Ccochahuasi and Awanakancha

Posted by · on June 26, 2017 · in Uncategorized · with 0 Comments

STRIVE-Peru: Ccochahuasi and Awanakancha

Nestled in the Andes between the Sacred Valley and Cusco, there exists a magical place, a place where majestic condors spread their wings in flight, where sleepy spectacled bears enjoy fruit by the kilogram, where powerful pumas leap gracefully several feet in the air, and agile Andean cats dart nimbly, becoming nothing more than blurry […]

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weekend fun! (week 6, part 3; Linds & Mel)

This weekend was incredibly fun! We had a blast partaking in new adventures, including hot springs, Peruvian soccer, and shopping in Cusco! On Saturday, we took a break from our service activities to road trip to the hot springs in Lares. The views on the way there were spectacular! Look at the mountain pass: The […]

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the last routine (part 2, week 6; Linds & Mel)

In contrast to the previous weeks that we have enjoyed in Pisac, this past week was filled with more structure as we welcomed the high-schoolers into our routines with open arms – both in the classrooms and on the (dirt) roads! We greeted Rachel, one of the high-schoolers, upon her arrival in Pisac on Wednesday. […]

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Spanish Immersion

Posted by · on July 17, 2016 · in Uncategorized · with 0 Comments

Spanish Immersion

Last week 5 of us (Paul, Sarah, Catriona, Lindsay, and Tyler) left Pisaq for Ollantaytambo for 6 days of Spanish immersion. We all had different Home Stays and different Spanish teachers. Tyler lived in a hostel and coordinated runs. Every day we had three home cooked meals with our host families, two Spanish lessons, and […]

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7/8/16, by Owen

Posted by · on July 08, 2016 · in Uncategorized · with 1 Comment

7/8/16, by Owen

It’s been a very exciting week so far for the STRIVE Kenya gang. After the typical morning run on Monday, the tippy tap groups reconvened in order to finish the preparations for construction. Group 2 was finally able to locate a gravel vendor, supplies were delivered to the HATC, and another group purchased shovels in […]

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End of 4th week SCIP/1st week High school – by MariKate 7/2/16

On Thursday and Friday of this week, STRIVE Kenya got the privilege of attending the Kenyan Olympic Trials in Eldoret – a once-in-a-lifetime chance. Our experience started out by making it through a long security line on Thursday morning just in time to watch the women’s 10K race, featuring Betsy Saina, our neighbor at the […]

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