Territorio Indigena Quitirrisi – Drexel Schooling In another country

This previous Friday the ICDS program team of workers orchestrated a travel for us to consult with considered one of Costa Rica’s 8 indigenous communities. We have been greeted by means of Don Juan, probably the most guides and outstanding seniors of the neighborhood. He informed us the historical past of the Huetar folks and the way productive and self-sufficient their society used to be earlier than touch with the Spaniards. The Huetar are rather well versed in crops and incorporate them into their diets and drugs completely. Additionally they have “inverted” circle of relatives dynamics during which the fathers are supposed to focal point extra on their daughters and the moms focal point extra on their sons.

The view from the outlook.

We have been walked thru other practices and customs, akin to a bow-and-arrow demonstration product of bamboo and tree bark; the weaving of baskets from plant straw; hand-making tortillas the use of simply corn; and we were given to press sugarcane with a conventional wood device! We additionally were given to make our personal clay figures.

The scholars’ figures.

It used to be great occurring a travel with the entire scholars at the program since we spend such a lot time aside between our magnificence schedules and sub-program particular actions. I were given to meet up with some scholars I haven’t noticed shortly, and it’s at all times fascinating to listen to the variations in how we’ve been experiencing Costa Rica. Some of the scholars (Omar) informed me he regrets now not going out of his far more to make Costa Rican (or “Tico/Tica”) pals and that he sought after to get a extra various enjoy, so I informed him I may just introduce him to a couple of my pals and that he may just spend time with us!

The previous few days I’ve hung out with some other pals teams I’ve controlled to position in combination. Again house in Philadelphia I’m a lot more introverted, so I’ve shocked myself with this social butterfly character that’s been appearing itself. I presented a few of my pals to each other they usually were given alongside immediately, and yet again I used to be ready to introduce Omar to a couple Ticos and he used to be glad as a way to apply his Spanish and socialize with other sorts of folks. It made me glad to grasp that with the projects I’ve taken to reinforce and maximize my enjoy, I’ve been ready to uplift folks’s enjoy as neatly. 🙂

Yillary, me, Remiah, Bianca, Agni, and Adi within the again. Adi and Agni are sisters!
Omar, me, Remiah, Bianca

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The security and safety of Drexel scholars is a concern for the College. As a part of the efforts to enhance Drexel scholars which are learning in a foreign country all through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Workplace of World Engagement has carried out a rigorous evaluate of programming and supplied further enhance to taking part scholars with custom designed pre-departure orientations and common check-ins all through the desired self-isolation length and the time period.


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