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Tag: Immersion trips
A few weeks ago, Tere Dresner-Salinas and Faith (Toni) Myers, both members of the Women’s Global Connection team, traveled to Tanzania to deliver workshops to the women of BUWEA in Dar es Salaam in capacity bulding at the Childcare Center and conduct training with women’s groups, including a mom’s group from the Hekima School.
The community service and cross-cultural trainings in Chimbote we’ve participated in have been fulfilling in friendship. That’s one of the things we notice about this kind of trip – it’s relational, especially since WGC and the Incarnate Word sisters have had such a long presence here.
Stephanie Mitchell, a University of Incarnate Word nutrition professor on our immersion trip, is very concerned about water quality and how that can bring health or disease.
On May 23, we visited both a preschool and secondary school in an outlying area known as Nuevo Chimbote.
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word: Ministries and Missionaries as Testimonies of Community and Compassion
On Sunday, May 21, our group of travelers departed from Cusco to Lima to meet up with Sr. Katty and the other sisters who reside there: Mirella, Yvonne, and Carmelita. The sisters gave us a warm welcome and had dinner laid out for us in anticipation of our arrival.
Now more accustomed to the city of Chimbote, on Thursday May 25th, WGC volunteers split up into three groups to attend to several service projects across the city.
As we prepare to accompany the people of Chimbote, Peru, in various nutrition, business, educational, and art projects, we remember that the city grew so rapidly because thousands of people left the highlands of Peru thinking that they could find work in the seaside city. Our group is exploring what life is like in an Andean region and some of the rich history of the Incas. With Cuzco as our base, we have taken tours and explored many Inca sites. People 500 years ago hewed, polished, and carried stones, building these amazing temples.
A commissioning ceremony was held on Mon., May 6 at the CCVI Generalate Chapel as a special sendoff for upcoming WGC Immersion Trip travelers to Peru and Tanzania.