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Visit to the Sister Isolina Center by Melissa Valle

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Hola de Puerto Rico!

Today was our service learning day where we had the opportunity to go and visit Sister Isolina’s Center. Arriving at the Center, we were introduced to the new director, Sister Mildred who to our surprise and hers can speak English very well.  She kept apologizing to us, but we reassured her that she was doing great. Before we were given the tour we where able to meet the historian of the Center who has also been around since the founder, Sister Isolina started the program. She spoke highly of all the programs and work that Isolina put into the Center and while taking the tour, you can really see how much they care about this place.  The people in Ponce really use and rely on the center for help and learning. During the tour, they showed us the high school which was for kids up to that age of 21 that had dropped out of school to come and finish their schooling and get a degree. While in the school they showed different class rooms such as the English room.  I was amazed at what their work load is!  I don’t even think I could do some of the things that these kids had to do.  Sister Mildred then showed us some of the art that they work on and it’s amazing.       

          For lunch we went to Cesar’s BBQ chicken thanks to one of the sister recommending it to Joyce. The food in Puerto Rico is heaven. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to go back to eating American food. At the end of lunch we even got a group picture with the chef and his son. After getting back to the hotel, we went to a couple shops that were in la plaza. In every town they have there own plaza which has a church and fire station in the middle of the town. La plaza is different in each town some are very small and you almost can’t recognize it and others are huge and beautiful. 

Estar en Puerto Rico ha abierto verdaderamente mis ojos a las diferentes culturas y estoy agradecido por el ágape para estar en este viaje. Ponce es ponce y el resto es parqueo.

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