By Lea Green, a member of the SkillCorps DR October 2016 team

We have reached the halfway point in our trip and I’am not even sure where to begin. SkillCorps opened up a whole new world for me.  This adventure has been beyond amazing. From navigating the subways in Brooklyn, lodging in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people, and experiencing a brand new country, I was one anxious, excited and terrified girl. These 6 girls that were strangers a little over a week ago have become life long friends.With a tremendous support and laughs from each other, we are continuously pushing the limits of all of our comfort zones. Week one has already created a ton of unforgettable memories.

We have completed week one. Upon our arrival we started our trip with exploring our surroundings,that including a tour, a beautiful hike and an exciting dinner with a few of the staff members from the Center. The work week was filled with long days that led into late evenings full of hard work and collaboration. As a team we have accomplished so much! It’s amazing what you can do with a group of individuals who are eager and ready to learn! We started our work week with getting to know the staff and by the end of the week put together a staff training that went better than imagined! Week one has truly been inspiring and has been such a rewarding experience working with such a passionate group of individuals. It’s been a week of both personal growth and professional development. I can’t wait to see what week 2 brings!

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