August has been an extremely humbling month. I had many wonderful experiences and everything seems to be looking in Michelle's life. First, I finally put on a project I had been planning since February of this month with the Government Environmental group in my site, MARENA. I first approached them at the beginning of this year when I was feeling pretty down about myself. Work at the schools was going pretty slow and I felt that in comparison to other PCVs from my group, I was a little behind (this is why it is not good to compare services). I went to MARENA with the hopes of integrating myself in any environmental activities that had going on, little did I know that they actually wanted my help. They showed a lot of interest from the beginning of receiving training in environmental education, and so the planning for the project "Somos Eco-lideres" (we are eco leaders) began. For half a year, Somos Eco-Lideres was brought to life and at the beginning of August I was able to successfully share it with MARENA with the help of three other wonderful PCVs (I owe them some ice-cream or something). It was a full day of 6 training sessions that the employees of MARENA could not be more excited about. We had full grown men and women playing games with eachother, making arts and crafts out of recycled trash, things could not have gone better. At the end, all of the MARENA employees took turns sharing how they would utilize what they learned to better the environmental education in my site (I was very close to tears). I'm excited to see what wonderful things MARENA does with the skills gained through "Somos Eco-Lideres"