Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jamaica Me Crazy!

This week I have been on campus for my Maymester class, Peace Studies. We are studying peace and ways to create peace in societies, specifically in Hagley Gap, Jamaica. Tomorrow we head down to Chicago to prepare for our flight early Saturday morning to Jamaica! We will spend two weeks in Hagley Gap doing service work and helping to improve the community. One thing that really struck me was that the children only go to Primary School. If they want to go to high school they must walk two hours to the nearest school, and they must pay too, since it is private. Going to a university is even harder. But as a part of our work down there we are helping to bring education to the people of Hagley Gap through laptops and educational software. Each of the 16 students going are bringing an entire suitcase of donations for the people of Hagley Gap. It is going to be a great experience and I can't wait to get there!

Hagley Gap, Jamaica

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