Putting Cultures Together is What Makes Prosperity.
As we finish off our teacher training all I have to say is, wow I am impressed. I’m not impressed with the teachers in Rwanda because I knew they could do this I knew they had it in them. I’m impressed with myself the last few months preparing for this trip I was so nervous about today actually happening, but it did and now it’s done. Although I said I wasn’t talking about the Rwandan teachers before I do have to say they do work great as a team and their English language is much better than what I was assuming. Putting different cultures together (such as Rwandans and Americans) really is the key to success. I know that these teachers and these students are gonna change the world using story based learning. This world really is full of amazing people you just have to look!
My name is Rachel Marillo. I am studying at Buffalo State, and am in the social work program and also plan on receiving my child advocacy certificate when I graduate. After graduation, my plan is to continue my education at the University of Buffalo for my MSW, and then be a school social worker. Outside of school, I have two jobs, I work at a youth center with kids where we basically just spend every weekday engaging with the children after school, and then I also work at Wegmans! During my free time, I love hanging out with my dog and spending time outside with him. I also like to make quilts and listen to Taylor Swift. The first time that I heard about the Anne Frank project I saw leadership involved, which always catches my eye, being a leader to me means that you make sure everyone is being heard, being a leader is not to overpower others but advocate for everyone. My desire in this trip is to serve new communities and advocate for individuals who need someone with a stronger voice. This trip will have a new perspective on life for me, and I look forward to those changes.