Today we had another very full day and a great visit to our school in Mexico City – Colegio Sagrado Corazon. Claudia, our host, greeted us with an open heart and gave a wonderful tour of the school. All the students were impressed with the campus and the unique expression of the Sacred Heart like the living wall and the clock (see pictures). We visited their meditation room and practiced espacio for a few minutes. We went to their brand new tech space and spend a good deal of time there learning about how they are teaching new ideas and coding to the students. They provided lunch for us and after there was a robust game of soccer with the girls and boys all playing well together. Then we traveled south to Cholula where we settled into the home of Enlaces Communitarios, spent some time reflecting, eating a home-made meal, doing an activity together, and playing games. It was a wonderful day!
Jaylen Chu writes:
At first, it was pretty nerve-racking for most of us, but exhilarating at the same time because we were flying internationally together on a school trip. We were all going to a new country without the guarantee of clean water, a bed to sleep in, and the appliances in our homes back in California. It would not be an understatement to say that we were a bit nervous or even scared, but after the first two days, we were all pretty surprised about how well we adjusted and integrated into the lifestyle of Mexico. It’s only two days but we have learned about the authentic dishes, the post-modern colonialist architecture, the bloody and revolutionary history between Tenochtitlán and the Europeans, and how easy it actually is for us to communicate with people who live there.