Our first full day with the kids
The sweating palms, fast beating heart, the butterflies again. It seems like only last week I had these feelings first entering the classroom in campinas. The first nerves of a new day, a new project and our first full days with the students of the school.
My morning student Diana – what a special girl, the more we spoke the more I learned of her maturity beyond her years. A very bright student wanting to move to a career in social work, a mother herself with the most beautiful son. We had a very funny morning with a lot of laughing.
Victor my afternoon student has aspirations of moving forward to a career in architecture. He is very bright and confident with the computer. He admits though that his maths skills are not very good- he asked for some help so I am going to spend my night preparing some help sheets we can do tomorrow.
Both Diana and Victor know a small amount of English but like me with speaking Spanish they lack confidence. I hope as these next two weeks go forward we can all build a confidence that will benefit us.
I am 5321 miles from my house, I travelled 38 hours to get here, but days like today make me think that home is not a place- home is a feeling. With the warm embrace and welcome we have received I can say that after our first day I feel right at home