To top off my Summer Mosaic Project, I really wanted to get out and speak to the interns and hear what they had to say about their time working with C@P. I have to say that the summer was an amazing experience for me, and I feel that they had a great time, too.
T-Shirts are a great way to make sure that our interns stick out at community events, but getting them made professionally can take time and be pricey. With a few trips to Michaels and a little creativity, however, they can be made for only a few dollars each! I was happy to use the experience that I had with using t-shirt transfer paper in order to better promote C@P this summer.
Yesterday I dropped off the last of my brochures at Mount Carmel Elementary and while I was there I spoke with the principal, Lowell Cormier, who was very friendly and extremely encouraging. Instead of just telling me to leave the fliers on the desk, Mr. Cormier proceeded to read the brochure and voice his support of the Cyber Camp and the C@P program in its entirety. It is nice to see that some people are aware of C@P and are supportive of it and all of its benefits. Mr. Cormier wished the camp and the C@P Society well and I left feeling that much happier than when I arrived.
During my first walk with the MAD Walker, my Walkabout Nova Scotia Walking Group, an elderly lady who has heart problems expressed her gratitude and happiness that I got the community involved. With my community population being mostly seniors I began to think how important a little walk once a week was to some of my community members. Living in such a rural area and having someone to walk and talk with for an hour a week is so little, but so big in their eyes!! I look forward to walking with this lady every week, having her exercise and me learning so much from all her stories makes my week!!
This week I held my first individual computer session with a lady named Diane. She did not want to take the Basic Computer Class because she was able to get on the Internet already and she also knew how to send basic emails, so she just wanted some one-on-one time to go over some specific questions. Her main goal was to learn how to open and send pictures within an email. Once we began she started telling me how her daughter lives in Vancouver and has two little boys, and how much she loves to see them. Her daughter has been sending her pictures through email, but since she was unsure about how to open them, she hasn’t seen the pictures yet. She brought her own laptop, so once she learned how to open the photo attachments in emails, she began opening all her emails on her own laptop. When the pictures popped up she was so happy to see them, it made me feel awesome!