TTS23 in the Galapagos Islands

TTS23 in the Galapagos Islands
From left to right: Scout, Lindsey, Sophie, Feyza, Erin, Caroline, Lena, Susannah, Charlotte, Rebecca, Allie, Hannah, Alizah, Maisie, Anne, Kate, Courtney

Sunday, April 20, 2014

What a wonderful bunch of girls!

Sharing the past two weeks with TTS 23, parents, and our local guides is an experience I'll cherish always.  The girls have learned so much about travel already including how to manage their packs and personal items, support each other in countless ways, most evident while trekking.  They show amazing strength and resilience while climbing up to a pass just below 16,000 feet.  Watching them perform skits to teach us travel tips and basic Spanish, I saw a level of trust and comfort with each other that was incredibly refreshing.  Each girl was comfortable being herself among her peers and teachers and that is one of the many wonderful things I remember.

I'm sure the pictures are of highest priority.  Here are a few from our first day together in Cusco:

Travel Tips presented by the girls for the parents in the form of skits - Erin, Allie and Hannah talk about handling money safely and protecting your friend while she is withdrawing money from an ATM.

Rebecca, Charlotte, Eliza and Lena talk about being prepared for all kinds of weather!

Sus, Ann(e)?, and Scout take questions from the audience about what to do in restaurants.

Courtney, Kate and Sophie present tips for staying clean and healthy while traveling.  
A passerby looks intrigued by the amazing acting happening.

And a hilarious presentation by Faisa (sp?), Lindsay, and Caroline about how to leave no trace and poop while camping.  There were at least 8 D's 

 I enjoyed seeing the students use theatre games to present information to us in a creative and fun manner.  There are so many things to share.  Thank you TTS for your commitment to empowering girls to teach and learn.  I thoroughly enjoyed the time with the girls and parents in Peru.  The guides were outstanding - and it was a treat to get to know both Jennifer and Heather - and Rick too.   Time well spent.

Annabel Sheinberg, Sophie's mom.


  1. Thank you for the update as I have been waiting for some news and pictures. Hard to believe that TTS23 is down to the last 21 days!! Wish we were all meeting in Miami to meet and greet each other. Thanks again. Deans Fawcett. ( Anne's mom)

  2. Thanks Annabel! More photos coming - I promise!