Thursday, July 10, 2014

On the Agenda

Exactly a year ago, I visited Carly’s site to see what it’s really like to be a volunteer, and this week two trainees are going to be visiting me in my site.  It’s crazy that it’s already been a year, but I’m at a point where I’m finally pretty satisfied with my service and excited about the work I have done, am doing, and will do. 

Since I’ve been making mini agendas for Megan and Whitney, my two visitors, I thought I’d share my upcoming plans on here too.  I can’t believe that we’re getting ready to start the one year countdown!

This week

Visit my host family and buy coconuts.
Teach a one-on-one baking basics class to an older woman.
Women’s Baking and Business Class- Coconut Cake. 

Visit the store-owner to talk about his business practices.
Personal Finance Seminar.

Either baking bread with the women’s group or making a farm inventory.
Hike to a cacao farm.
Hike the tourism group’s trails and see their pavilions.

English Class with University students.
Artisan group meeting in neighboring town.
Travel to Almirante to drop off visitors. 

The Rest of July
My friend Alex, a Darien volunteer, will visit!
Part 2 of my Agribusiness Charla Series- “Your Farm as Your Business”
Prep for Part 3 of the series, which will be the first week in August.
Travel to Panama to train the new volunteers on Agribusiness.
One-Year Medical Appointments in Panama City.
MST, Mid-Service Training, in Panama City.

Zoe might visit to help out with…
Part 3 of my Agribusiness Charla Series- “Basic Finance for Kids”
Potential site visits to help with Agribusiness Trainings.
Group 75 Swear In in Panama City
One Year Celebration and trip to Kuna-Yala!

Eco-Stove planning and training.
My community member and I will visit Zoe’s site to lead a training on cacao grafting.
Baking and Business Class with Megan’s site on the coast
Bocas del Toro Regional Meeting
Getting my Advanced Scuba Diver Certification!

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your week with the newbies. I hope they pick up some of your positive attitude.
    Love, Dad