Monday, June 22, 2009
I feel fiery and frenzied as I fiddle with whatever I can get my hands on...anxiously waiting to return to Nicaragua, the country I started to know and love summer of 2009. I am ready to return!
About a month from today I will be lucky enough to return to Nicaragua for a second CPGC internship, entitled as a "continuing connections" grant. I can't describe the pent up excitement that is causing me to wretch around in my desk chair every day while doing psychology research at Haverford College (for the two months preceding my internship). So the 2009 blog starts here! Please read below if you are interested in my last year's adventures.
Firstly, I would like to thank Jeffrey and Christina Lurie, who have been ever so generous as to contribute a generous donation to my upcoming library project. The plan is to start a library at the Yahoska complex (read below for a description). This week I will be sending out letters to friends and family in order to raise more money for books and library supplies. Library project #2 is getting way.
I also met a psychologist during the Red Sox/Phillies game who is eager to help me plan my second project for the summer, a small poetry/writing workshop. The workshop will try to incorporate and encourage the expression of pain and domestic violence topics. This psychologist has written a book for adults regarding the process of surviving 'rape and sexual assault,' and he is also on the review board for a known psychology journal.
The race is on to plan as much as possible in the next month before I head down south. But as many of us know, plans need to be malleable if any implementation and sustainability is desired.