Sunday: BBL Long Run and Empanada Class Although the previous day’s activities and trip to Cusco wore us out, the STRIVE crew responded well Sunday morning. Ben the high schooler accompanied the Sunday long run group consisting of Paul, Tyler, Megan, Curtis, and I for a Big Bridge Loop, or the Big Black Llama route […]

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The day was already off to a good start after most STRIVE members completed their morning run and enjoyed breakfast at the market. Now, it was time to load the two vans outside the intern Willcamayu Hostel for departure to the animal sanctuary at 10:00 A.M. After arriving, we entered the llama and alpaca quarters […]

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Hello, Calvin writing here. The first full weekend with the high schoolers began with a morning run to Taray. Paul, Curtis and I jogged over the Chaska to meet our group leaders, Tyler and Meghan. A longer recovery run along our usual morning route of Taray was planned. It was a sunny and brisk morning. […]

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An Intro to Pisaq

Posted by · on July 20, 2017 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

Today has been an action-packed day as we get the high schoolers oriented and settled into daily life in Pisaq. The morning began with a fairly extensive scavenger hunt with the high schoolers and interns, meant to familiarize everyone with the city and culture. Val, Natalie and I walked to two of the local schools, […]

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This past weekend the STRIVE interns split into two groups: one destined for Lima and another set to stay in Pisaq. The girls and Scott decided to stay, while the guy squad flew out to Lima. Friday was our last night together before everyone split up. Friday was an average day with the interns running […]

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STRIVE-Peru: July 4th!

Posted by · on July 04, 2017 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

Hello everyone and happy July 4th! It’s Ali with the weekly update! In celebration of America, much to the locals disapproval, we have been parading around town in American flag short shorts and will be watching Wonder Woman later tonight. This past weekend was surely an exciting one as a majority of the group traveled […]

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STRIVE Peru 6/30/2017

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

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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