Currently serving third year volunteer in St. Lucia, Eastern Caribbean.
Contributions from Haley
During one of our fundraising awareness walks that we organized, some of the children were spending their time hugging and drinking water. Just goes to show the Diabetes walk influenced more than just awareness to the issue, but a coming together as well.
I have organized and facilitated an empowerment group for girls between the ages of 9-16 called Girls Circle. The Circle provides a support system for the girls with role models and peers alike. One of the sessions during the 10 week Relationship building segment was traditional peace tea ceremony. The girls could not talk and were asked to only communicate through eye contact while they shared tea and biscuits.
In the course of my year long after school programme here in St. Lucia, I held a three day workshop on how to make coal pots. It included 15 children ages 7-16 and involved both girls and boys. All of the children took to it very fast. They were given lessons on how to use the coal pots following.