Yesterday, 19 Remotes hopped on a bus and headed to the Azul Wasi orphanage, just outside of Cusco. Azul Wasi is a non profit home for at-risk children and teens that were abandoned on the streets of Cusco. We brought lunch and ate with the kids; cleaned up the greenhouse & planted veggies and fruits; did arts and crafts with the kids; played futbol together; etc. Also, we donated our fundraiser $ for the kids to buy warm winter clothes. Special thanks to Arestia, Max, Kirsten, Sam & Travis for organizing this awesome event.Read More
Today was the first community service event for Remote Year 3!
Shortly after we arrived in Argentina, we assembled a positive impact committee to organize events in each city. Travis and Arestia masterfully spearheaded a Park Clean Up Day, which was a huge success. Parque Sarmiento is the largest public park in Córdoba, and my favorite running location. It gets a lot of use by the locals every day, and there are many events there on the weekends.
We were divided into teams of 4. Heather, Johnson, Kelly and myself tied for 1st place with 8 total bags! I spent a good amount of time combing the shore of the lake, which was so gross. I won’t even get into the stuff I came across, but let’s just say, it needed to be done.
Together, we picked up 61 large trash bags full of nasty junk! We made a big difference. I hope future Remote Year groups will carry on this tradition and keep Parque Sarmiento clean!