by Reid ’15 and Malcom ’15
To all of the parents and to anyone reading this, you are just as much of a part of this trip as we are. We have only worked at the Ronald McDonald house for two days and I already feel that we are making a difference here for the better. Without your support this trip would not have happened. To all of the parents or guardians, we are all so grateful that you helped get us to where we are and you are all so brave for letting us go on the trip as we are the first to do so. Since we are the first group to go on this trip it is very important that we do our best possible work here. With everyone backing us I know that we can make this an incredible service trip.
To Barb, Amedeo, Erin, Steven Fletcher, Carol and her family without you this trip would not have been possible. I know if we set a good standard and model, we can make a service trip for many years to come
The Brazil Service Learning Trip group arrived in Sao Paulo Brazil today (Saturday) after a ten hour plane ride from snowy PA and we were greeted by a sunny 75 degree day! We drove from the airport to Campinas,where most of our service will be done. We gathered at Alvero Lopes’s house to be greeted with a wonderful BBQ lunch. Later the group enjoyed a swim in the pool. Students met their host families later in the day and went to their homes to get acquainted. On Sunday students will spend the day getting to know their host families. Monday we will start our first day of service at Casa Ronald McDonald in Campinas.
This year George School students will be participating in a number of service trips throughout the world. This spring trips will go to Brazil, France, Mississippi, Nicaragua, and Washington DC. This summer groups will travel to Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Arizona. More information about each trip is below. Continue reading