For those of you wondering where I am hiding behind these days, I am at Bandos Island Resort at the Youth Leadership Program (YLP), which is a fun program that produces a mock parliament at the end. Basically we learn loads about leadership, drugs, environment, issues in Maldives, and youth related things.
It has so far been packed with great sessions, visits to Supreme court, Police HQ, Dhoonidhoo, and a picnic. I was lucky enough to meet lots of inspiring people like Malik, Simad, our vice president, and various lawyers and people in the justice system.
Its not all about sessions and problem discussions, but the fun part is getting to know 40 different people from all over Maldives and becoming friends. Everyone is really friendly, and open minded and awesome. My roommates are beyond awesome. Seriously. We do all sorts of crazy things like dance around, do yoga, play Antakshari, have “Free Hug” days and be all girl power-ish!
Yesterday, we went to Kudabandos for a picnic, and despite my phobia about death by drowning, I was able to have my first fight-on-shoulders. I don’t really know how it’s done but boy is that cool! Too bad I always end up in a draw because I’m way underweight compared to everyone else. >.< SO NOT MY FAULT. I GENUINELY LOVE AND EAT VEGETABLES. Even broccoli. People find that very hard to believe. SO hard that even when I’m eating a salad in front of them they still don’t believe it! After the picnic there was a session about Community based theatre by Kellie (most of you might remember him as my absolutely awesome British-accented co—host) , Jinad and Aima. It was so much fun. Then, we had our first debate about the Juvenile Justice Bill and I think it went OK. Then again, what I think usually turns out the opposite. The universe has a serious issue with me. Right now, I’m way too tired to spell check this, so sorry in advance. Well, not so advance now that you’ve read that all.
I’ll try to keep you up to date with what’s going on because this is the most happening thing now. Literally.
PS, I miss all of my friends at home, family, relatives, classmates, and Mh and Gigs and everyone else. Especially now that I am not feeling too well. I’ve got the common cold, and coughing and fever and everything.