Last 100 Days, Days 30-26

As I’ve mentioned, I’m sharing a photo and a look back on my favorite memories in moments in Moldova for each of my last 100 days here.  I’m counting down, so here are days 30-26.  See all of my “Last 100 Days” posts here.

Day 30: We celebrated International Day of Peace at our school by having a short assembly about the holiday, forming a peace sign in our school courtyard, and asking students to reflect what peace means to them. The students had wonderful responses, such as “Unity, nonviolence, and collaboration between people”. (September 2017)
Day 29: Almost every Moldovan family, especially those living outside the larger cities, have rows upon rows of grape vines, which they use to make large barrels of house wine. I spent one early evening helping my host family collect the grapes that were then turned into wine. (October 2017)
Day 28: One October day, my host mom called me on the phone and told me to come to the garden in the valley to eat strawberries. Despite being thoroughly confused (strawberries in the autumn??), I went and to my surprise, there were a bunch of ripe strawberries growing in the garden, which I picked and immediately devoured. (October 2017)
Day 27: Teacher’s Day was celebrated at our school with a number of assemblies and concerts at our school. Each teacher received an armful of flowers from the students, and I even got some chocolate! (October 2017)
Day 26: My school and I spent about half a year writing and implementing a grant project to renovate and modernize our school library. It was an exciting day in October when all of our hard work was finished and we celebrated the opening of the new library with a big celebration and guests from parliament as well as from Peace Corps staff. The new space is beautiful, but more importantly, it has modern technology and about 300 new books for students to loan and use. (October 2017)

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