“For the person on the fence…”

“For the person on the fence…”

By Meagan Nightingale, a member of the SkillCorps Nicaragua July 2017 team Buenos dias! Here we are in Managua, Nicaragua. Today marks day 5 of our Skillcorps journey and my only regret is that I did not say yes to this opportunity sooner.  For those reading who are...
Siete Extranos

Siete Extranos

By Lauren Payer, a member of the SkillCorps Nicaragua July 2017 team Today was our first day at the CIE Nicaragua!  The seven of us began our day meeting all of the staff.  The team & I rotated through the tables introducing ourselves & getting to know ALL the...
Different Worlds Common Goals

Different Worlds Common Goals

By Kelly Cotter, a member of the SkillCorps Nicaragua July 2017 team Amazing. Creative. Thoughtful. Loving. Capable. Talented. Clever. Deserving. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of the students that I have met so far at CIE here in...
Butterflies

Butterflies

By Maryssa McKenzie, a member of SkillCorps Nicaragua July 2017 team All the feels after these past 2 days in Nicaragua and really just the beginning of this Global Autism Project journey. After absorbing all the magic that is SkillCorps in NY, I feel as though we are...

A Week in Kenya

By Elizabeth Castillo, a member of SkillCorps Kenya April 2017 team Exactly one week ago today we arrived in Kenya.  My journey from Hawaii to New York to meet the team was an adventure in itself, but once I got to meet the team in New York and go through our training...

The First Week – The Collaboration Process

By Jessica Miller, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya April 2017 team Sometimes collaboration is hard. I often find it easier to be in the role of giving instructions, or of taking them – a clearly-defined role. But collaboration – working together; give and...
Setting Sail

Setting Sail

By Kelsey Sundberg, a member of SkillCorps Kenya April 2017 team As I sat and watched the kids play guitar and drums, with excitement growing in their eyes as the music teachers played and sang along to the beats they were making I couldn’t help but smile from...
Perspective Change

Perspective Change

By Kelly Deacon, a member of the SkillCorps India Feb. 2017 team There is this incredibly powerful feeling that comes with being a parent-GUILT. In today’s society not all mothers are staying home to care for their children. Women have become empowered to be ALL the...
A Life-Changing Experience

A Life-Changing Experience

By Darcy Howard, a member of Skillcorps India Feb 2017 team   The two weeks at Sorem flew by. I couldn’t believe it when it was time to say goodbye. It was hard leaving the students and teachers, it’s amazing how quickly bonds are made. During our...

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