After lunch we had a panel discussion with several business professionals, both men and women, in the Orange Walk area. Again, it was so interesting to hear their vast experiences and backgrounds, and I believe that this information was particularly helpful to the ITVET students.
What is perhaps the most amazing part of this trip so far is how close we have become to these students we are teaching, in such a short amount of time. After school, a handful of students agreed to take us fishing along the banks of the new river here in Orange Walk Town. Spending time with them outside of the classroom proved to us how amazing this bunch is. They have been great to us this week and I'm pretty sure we're going to miss them once we're back in Texas. While we were fishing they even taught us a little bit of the creole language they speak here. Tam and I were picking up pretty fast! That just goes to show that this week they have taught us just as much as we have taught them. Before we went our separate ways this evening, we took a group picture together. We asked them to display the only hand gesture we could think of at the time:
Tomorrow will be our last full day in Belize, so we're gonna try and make the most of it! We can't wait to hear the presentations tomorrow that the students have been working so hard on all week!