I’ve been hearing about the Hidden Road Initiative from Nanor since she started it. I though it would be a rewarding experience so I took the first step and applied. Once I got accepted I had a phone interview just to make sure that I am available for the entire trip.
About a month ago Nanor held a Google hangout were we met the entire group that was going. We were all young college students who were excited about going to Armenia and having a new experience. During the hangout we talked about what we wanted the camp to be about and what we were interested in. We narrowed it down to four main groups: art, technology, social issues and science/health. I am in the art group and will be teaching dance.
I have met with my group twice to discuss what materials we need, to see what everybody had in mind and to help each other come up with different ideas. After every meeting I would work on my lesson plan to try and perfect it.
I am very excited to meet the children I will be teaching, what age group they will be, and how much dance experience each has. I have tiaras for the girls to wear on their final performance. They will learn a dance that I have been learning in my own dance group it incorporates both boys and girls of different age groups and has different levels of difficulty.
I am excited to see how this experience will change my life.