This blog I’ve dedicated to my dear Napastafarians, who were an invaluable part of my Global Citizen Year experience. I learned so much from them, so much about empathy, curiosity, how to not take things at face value, and how to think in general.
I made a small video that includes a recording from a night during our first Regional Training Seminar, right after that scary Immersion Week in Napo. I remember feeling so happy to be with them, though I didn’t know them that well at the time, I think this was one of the first moments when I realized that I could make something in Ecuador. It gave me hope for the next 7 months, and it still gives me hope when I listen to it.
Ecuador - 2016
Hannah is passionate about stories. She is involved in several online publications, has taught and teaches youth, and writes and makes videos in her free time. Her goals for the year are to better direct hard work, gain fluency in Spanish, and focus on issues that are bigger than herself. One of favorite quotes is as follows: "...Always find some degree of pride in what you have accomplished so far. Be thankful for every accomplishment, no matter how small. Be proud of yourselves. Not to the point of pride, but rather to encourage and motivate. Because if you just keep going, eventually youll find yourself somewhere."