My first two weeks here in Playa Del Carmen, on the Community Devolpment Internship have been nothing but amazing, from the historical ruins in Coba to the aqua blue beaches of Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel in my spare time.
I am now into my second week of my internship and I have already experienced some wonderful things. I have now started attending the Ludoteca of an afternoon, I had never worked with children before coming to Mexico so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The children at the Ludoteca are very warm and welcoming, they really enjoy involving you in all their activities and games and with the help of the ladies from Save The Children I really look forward to what each day brings at the Ludoteca and hope the next 6 months go slowly.
Myself and two fellow volunteers have attended the local cat rescue clinic, Coco’s cat rescue, to have a look at how the GVI Veterinary Project will be running, we stayed for a couple of hours playing and cuddling the kittens and puppies that need to be socialized in order to be ready for adoption, we hope to start going to the clinic a few days a week to help them with the speying and neutering programs they run within the community.
As I am an intern and here for 6 months I will get to experience the other projects GVI have running here in Playa Del Carmen so hopefully I will get to return to the rescue clinic at some stage to see the puppies and kittens as well as the many other amazing projects here.