And ooh boy, am I tired. It was fun and informative and challenging, and fantastic! Unfortunately I don't have any better pics, apparently no one had time to even get on the internet!
And hopefully the kids actually learned something about leadership and entrepreneurship and themselves and their values. They definitely had a lot of fun. The medics had even more.
I certainly learned a lot. The theme of the camp was "a healthy lifestyle." The default menu was vegetarian,with all of the ingredients being organic, which was big change for me. We had lady from a different NGO come and coordinate the kitchen and bring in the relevant recipes. It was all (almost surprisingly) delicious and many promises of sharing recipes were made. I even ate spinach! Alas, I heard some of the kids made a lot of trips to the pizza place.
We also had mandary sports activity everyday, which I thought would be just meh, because I have absolutely no ability for team sports or ball sports. But I tried out Zumba and T'ai Chi instead, and I kind of fell in love with the latter! It's so beautiful and graceful, and awesome! I'm definitely signing up for classes!
I even got to hold my own training/presentation session! Without supervision! With less than 24h notice. But it was alright. I managed to bore the hell out of the kids, but I definitely know how to make it better next time. And it was still just the basic information about the mammoth of a forestation project I volunteer with.
But now I feel so... disconnected from everything. No time for internet, no news, no nothing for about 7 days. Can anyone fill me in?
Oh, and speaking of volunteering, my best friend is running her first half marathon next weekend, and on that road that even impressed Top Gear no less. Crazier than that goal though, is her fundraising target. She's running for the aforementioned afforestation project - a cause very close to our hearts. So, if you think you'd like to support her or her cause, please consider donating. Every little bit helps. 10 RON is ~$3, and it means 2 seedlings planted and taken care of for the next five years!
Excuse me, I need to go take a holiday from this holiday.