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Viernes, 30 de Mayo 2014

May 30, 2014
by Marina Pearce '15

Friday was Kusi Kawsay´s (the local school) last day of the term, so to celebrate they had an exposition for every grade (K-11). Danielle and I started the day helping teachers put student paintings on the walls, cleaning classrooms, and entertaining students with jumps ropes while the teachers prepared. Back at the inn, Ingrid, Virginia, and Kelleen finished their first pamphlet describing the Amaru culture, a local native community. At 10:00 a.m. they came for a short tour of the school and to see the exposition. Ingrid and Virginia played with students, many of who were very interested with Ingrid´s phone. Kelleen and I videotaped, while Danielle took pictures. After we had lunch, helped teachers clean up, and made an impressive total of 150 yarn butterflies with the first grade teacher. We went home for a quick nap and then Ingrid, Danielle, and I went looking for what everyone in town was calling the “fiesta.” What we did find was a native traditional dance competition and after a few minutes, we decided to go back to the inn. It was dinner by ourselves, so we tried to venture out into town but quickly went back to the inn for tequenos and guacamole. For Danielle, we also tried to celebrate Shabbat with candles kept up with tin foil, fresh squeezed grape juice (which tasted better than we originally thought), and what we thought was Shabbat bread but was really the baker saying ciabatta bread in a Peruvian accent.