• A Report on my Trip to Ecuador by Grace Dalton

    Posted on January 30, 2013
    Fishing is a major source of income

    Fishing is a major source of income

    My name is Grace Dalton and I am going to tell you about my trip to Ecuador and what I experienced in Ecuador. The trip was for two weeks and was so exciting, fun, memorable, and inspiring. First, I will tell you about the fun moments of my trip. Then, I will talk about the inspiring moments that I experienced. Lastly, I will tell you what I learned on the trip.

    First, I had a great time on my first trip abroad.  Here are some of the fun parts of my trip. The first week of my trip I was at a school helping out with the fluoride treatments and a group of kids came up to me and started talking to me.

    It was so funny because I don’t know Spanish very well and they were asking me a bunch of questions. Regardless, we still seemed to be able to communicate.  Then, I took a few pictures with them and it was so fun and one of the most memorable moments of the whole entire trip.

    Whale watching!Also, on the second week the whole “Causes for Change” crew went whale watching! After waiting for some time, we got to see the whales! They were 12 feet away from the boat! It was so amazing, I will never forget that.

    The trip was inspiring to me too. The first inspiring moment is when we went to a school for disabled kids. The school kids gave me a bracelet and there was this one girl who came up and hugged me. She was the sweetest little girl and she wanted to take a picture with me and another little girl also hugged me too. Then I realized that I am actually making a difference for these kids and I was so happy to be there.  

    A welcomed gift with a big smile

    A welcomed gift with a big smile

    Another inspiring moment was when I was at one of the schools the first day and I was coloring with all the little kids and they were showing me their drawings and were smiling at me and I was so happy that they liked me and wanted to be around me!

    Lastly, I learned so much about myself and the world on this trip. What I learned is that you really need to be thankful for what you have because most people in the world have nothing.

    DSC07373They have a blanket, one pair of clothes, and maybe even a few dollars. Some people don’t even have that. Some people have literally nothing. I am so glad that I got the chance to help these people, but I am also so fortunate to live in a house with a caring family and plenty of clothes, food, and water.