Monday, April 9, 2012

Y.O.L.O. is our motto

sábado, 7 de abril de 2012

Today is our last full day in Panamá and once again we started early. We started early for our small certification ceremony. The Ileri Director, Marianela, gave each boy a certification for their participation in Spanish classes and Volunteering.  Way to go boys! 





Even our B.E.S.T. Academy High School teachers were presented certificates for their hard work!
Good job ladies!
Ms. Vennise

Dr. Malik

After that we hung out then headed to the Zoo.  Our hope was to see a sloth but we didn't.  We did, however, get an opportunity to experience a Central American zoo.  This zoo was not as big or exotic as the Atlanta zoo but it was still nice it also doubles as a botanical garden.

 Be careful, these animals bite!

Ms. Vennise carrying Amadou
This is proof that we happily support our students 100%
After the zoo it rained and rained and rained.  This is the beginning of Panama's rainy season and it does just that, RAIN!  While waiting for the rain to stop we grabbed a quick bite to eat then headed to CoastWay.  Since we got split up last time we were looking forward to having fun together this time.  The teachers rented motorbikes this time,  Amadou got a 4-wheeler, and the rest of the boys rented 10-speed bikes.  You Only Live Once that's our motto!!!!
 Amadou and David

Ms. Vennise 

After a good hour of riding we all had ice cream and headed home.  I gave everyone very specific instructions to make sure they packed everything tonight with only their plane clothes out and read.  I reminded everyone that they should be gathered in front of the school at 5AM.  Our flight leaves at 8AM and since it is an international flight we need to arrive at least 2 hours early. 
Today was a great last day we look forward to going home but we will miss the time we spent in Panamá.

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