Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 1 in Mabini!

We just returned from Day 1 in the schools. My group consists of Dr. Hart, Julia, Lauren, Wyatt, and Ryan was our dental student for the day. We are in Mabini Integrated School, and we had an absolutely great day. When we first arrived, they had a reception for us where different ages performed and danced for us. It was such an amazing experience to see how excited they were for us to be there. They were so thankful and grateful for our presence, and it was the perfect start to the day.
Then, we toured the campus which boasts what they call a garden, but we all agree is more like a farm. They grow their own vegetables and herbs for the community. We visited all the classrooms and ended our classroom for the day and where we will spend the duration of the Communication program. The school ranges from preschool to grade 6, and then years 1-4 of high school. We were with year 4 students today, and we had so much fun with them! I am so excited to spend 3 days with this classroom teaching the Comm program! They were very intelligent and eager to learn our Communication, JA, and Education programs. We taught them cheers, and they taught us some in return. We had a great day at Mabini, and we cannot wait to spend all week there with the kindest people I have ever met.
This has been one of the best days I have ever had, and I am so excited to meet more Mabini students throughout the week!

Staci K

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