NUVA Philippines

Luke 5-28-16

June 2, 2016

This morning we got back from our home stays around 9:00am. Everyone talked about what they did the night before as we got packed up for Funtastic Island. As everyone piled into the boat, we definitely exceeded the weight limit. Oh well. We rode to the island and the rocks looked sharp. Once we pulled […]

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Corinne 5-27-16

June 2, 2016

Today marks the halfway point for both the NUVA Projects and the overall trip. I still can’t believe how fast this trip is going, and how much we’ve been able to accomplish in just one week. The design/build crew has worked nonstop to design a birthing center + evacuation center, while the community health team […]

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Heather 5-26-16

May 26, 2016

Today was our last official day of training. It was a great reward to see how much our students had learned. Over a few days, we touched these individuals with knowledge and smiles. We were told at the beginning that Filipinos are typically shy. You would’ve though differently after seeing our students singing karaoke during […]

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Shannon 5-25-16

May 26, 2016

Today we saw all our hard work come together. We presented the design to the Baranguy Council and it went so well. It was honestly a relief. The presentation had actually been part of a council meeting in SK Hall, which allowed the other members to see where we first stayed on our trip last […]

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Ben 5-24-16

May 26, 2016

So far the Philippines has been a wonderful experience. Despite the hours of meetings and planning that we did, everything here is new, exciting, and unexpected. The people I’m here with are much different than in the meetings. We have all connected very well since being here despite not really knowing each other closely prior […]

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Abby 5-21-16

May 24, 2016

After a few days in the Philippines, I am still not used to this weather. It is hot and humid and even sitting still makes you sweat. Aside from the weather, I think we are finally settling in. We have started to teach and the construction group has been working non-stop. Teaching today was a […]

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Ellie 5-20-16

May 24, 2016

So today was the official first day of the trip. My sleeping schedule has changed so much, I woke up today at 6am to the sun. It was sunny, moist, and actually quite refreshing, I was out with Angelica, Sunshine, Leah, Mark & GianCarlo on the front patio. It was GianCarlo’s first time doing hand […]

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Mark General 5-19-16

May 24, 2016

So here we are! We officially have arrived in Kawit. The past few days have been slightly hectic. So much traveling and so much waiting. Since many of us were too busy catching up on sleep or were completing activities that were vital to us getting to our final destination, I will just write a […]

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Abby Joyal

May 16, 2016

We are headed off to the Philippines soon, and I can’t decide whether to be excited or nervous. We leave for the airport in about 2 hours and then the journey will begin. I’m grateful that this opportunity presented itself, albeit it was last minute, and is allowing me to go help a whole new […]

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Corinne White

May 15, 2016

If someone told me in high school that I would have traveled across the world by the time I turned nineteen, I honestly wouldn’t have believed them. Now, two years and one trip to the Philippines later, I can say that I’ve officially been across the world. That’s a pretty cool feeling, to be honest. […]

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