This previous weekend, ICDS coordinated our final program go back and forth at the side of the Sustainable Building and Social Justice scholars. We visited Finca l. a. Lucha, a group the place Jose Figueres Ferrer- extra regularly known as Don Pepe via the folks of Costa Rica- used to reside and paintings. He used to be the president who famously abolished the Costa Rican army within the 70s, and he’s credited for plenty of developments of Costa Rican society.
On Friday, we arrived within the morning and we visited a neighborhood college known as Cecilia Orlich Figueres Faculty the place we presented ourselves to one of the most basic categories and created a mural in combination. The youngsters have been very serious about the place we got here from and our lives within the states, so a couple of folks have been crowded round via teams with many questions. One woman who used to be a bit of shyer got here as much as me along her instructor, and the trainer informed me the woman sought after to inform me one thing. When I requested, the woman informed me that she preferred my hair and idea I used to be very lovely. I aroused from sleep very early that morning and rushed to get able, so it warmed my middle to listen to that. The woman’s title is Natalia María and he or she gave me a drawing to keep in mind her and the opposite children on the college. I should admit I virtually cried.
Later that day we visited El Museo de Don Pepe, a museum of the overdue president’s that in truth was once his house. Don Pepe is respected as one of the vital necessary and iconic ancient figures within the historical past of Costa Rica and he enriched and progressed the lives of many of us, particularly the running elegance. His abolishment of the army is pinnacle to the id of Costa Rica as a rustic, and a explanation why many of us consult with it because the happiest nation on the earth (which is controversial, however a not unusual announcing nevertheless). I really like ancient points of interest so I loved my time there, and I felt I were given a greater working out of Costa Rica’s political local weather. As I discussed in an previous weblog put up, the second one spherical in their present presidential election is arising on April third. Don Pepe’s son, Jose Maria Figueres, served as president from 1994-1998, and is these days working for president once more this yr. They’re a political legacy circle of relatives, and many of us from extra rural spaces have a sense of loyalty to them on account of the historical past. Jose Maria Figueres and his opponent are each very debatable applicants, so despite the fact that I nonetheless don’t perceive the whole lot, I believe I’ve a a lot better seize than sooner than this discuss with.
The following morning we went on a hike across the group. We noticed a waterfall and a lake, and we were given a more in-depth take a look at the water machine that Don Pepe famously designed again within the mid twentieth century that they nonetheless use as of late.
Since we’re in San José majority of the time, I every so often disregard how wealthy in nature Costa Rica is out of doors of town. I will be able to surely omit perspectives like this after I go back to the states. I used to be in reality thankful to have participated on this go back and forth on the subject of the top of my time right here. I’m leaving with a a lot more well-rounded working out of Costa Rica, its historical past and its other folks.
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