LearnServe Jamaica Blog

LearnServe Jamaica 2017: Oneesha and Breunna (6/26)

July 12, 2017 Hello my name is Vonyae and I have volunteered to do the blog for day 2. Yesterday was my first time getting on a plane. I was very excited and anxious. Also that was a big travel day for us. We had to get on…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: Fourth of July at St. Anthony Mary’s (7/4)

It’s the 4th of July, it’s finally here, but I’m spending it a little differently last 4th of July. I never had in mind that I would be spending 2017 4th of July in Jamaica with a bunch of people I don’t know. I mean,…

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LearnServe Teacher’s Blog: Sustaining Our Communities (7/6)

July 10, 2017 When any of our students are struggling with the task of writing a blog, we often tell them to choose their favorite, most meaningful or most memorable moment of the day. We ask them to paint that picture for their readers and then work backwards…

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LearnServe Teacher’s Blog: A Day at the Beach (7/2)

July 2, 2017 This morning I woke up to the parrots squawking outside of my window. The cool breeze that flowed through my window filled my hot room with cool air. As I finished up my daily morning routine before breakfast, I went downstairs to…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: Passing My Fears (7/8)

Today we visited The Hope Zoo and Botanical Gardens of Kingston Jamaica. I noticed many differences between the zoo in Jamaica and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Back home at the National Zoo, we have a huge variety of animals, but here in Jamaica…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: Seeds of Education (7/3)

As an athlete, you can say I have seen my fair share of hard work. Well, think again. Jamaica has given me a whole new meaning to what it means to put in a good day of hard work. Today at the St. Anthony Mary’s…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: St Anthony Mary’s Child Mission Home for Teen Mothers

July 5, 2017 Today we visited St Anthony- Mary’s child mission home for teen mothers founded by Father Paul Walsh. It’s a nice building and yard that houses on an average of 20 teenage young ladies that have been either neglected, abused, raped or abandoned. The administrative caretaker,…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: Hiking in the Blue Mountains (6/28)

As I walked the tallest mountain, I complained about going back down because there were too many bugs , rocks and shifting weather temperatures. It felt like the mountain would never end. But instead of giving up, I thought of different methods to push me…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: In the Blue Mountains (6/30)

Hello parents and family members of LearnServe Abroad’s 2017 Group to Jamaica, this is Daniel, and welcome to Day 5’s blog! We departed the Blue Mountains for Kingston this morning. Living in the Blue Mountains was an absolutely mind-blowing experience. We met wonderful, welcoming, and…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: Planting seeds and building skills (7/3)

Today we had a very chill day. I had finally gotten some food that reminded me of home: Sausage, eggs, toast and cereal. You’ll be surprised by the littlest things you can miss from home. We went back to Mary’s Child home to see the…

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