My service in Thailand is winding down way too quickly! At this point, I have about 90 days of service remaining, and just reflecting on the past 90 days, it's so crazy and surreal, and almost scary how quickly time has been flying! October and November seemed to be a blurry whirlwind of events.
The highlights of the past couple of months included assisting a friend with a Youth Leadership Camp in a nearby province, participating in Camp GLOW/BROS with six of my students and two of my teachers, along with several other volunteers and their students and teachers, and finally, the Close of Service Conference with all of the volunteers in my group. All this following the mid-year break for my schools. It is so good to be back to my routine, back in my community, and back in my schools with my students.
Here are just a few highlights of some of the recent highlights.
Youth Leadership Camp: I met with a few volunteers to help facilitate a Youth Mentorship and Leadership Camp where we led high school students in activities to help them to identify and develop their leadership skills. The highlight of the camp was tasking the highschoolers to plan a camp on their own camp and then bringing in elementary school students to participate in this camp, which was planned entirely by the high school students. As volunteers, we continued to lend support to the older students whenever needed, but they did a wonderful job. It was really impressive to see how their teamwork and leadership skills emerged over the course of a few days and how they were able to handle the task of planning and facilitating a two-day camp so exceptionally well. It was a tremendous experience for all involved.