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My name is Renee Ashley Tabache and I am 18 years young. I don’t like long walks on the beach. I love shopping, having fun, going out with my friends and write just about anything I think of in my blog. Success and achievement is normally what I aim for.
“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it”
I went to Israel this summer with the intentions of having a great impact on these underprivileged campers. Teaching them English and opening their eyes to discover new things. Little did I know the tables were turned, and it was the 9 year olds who opened my eyes and taught me the value of life.
The first day of camp we went to a water park. After an hour running around, I decided it was time to sit, relax and if they had any snacks, they can eat it then. There were five girls who brought snacks and gathered it all together and made a snack party. “Tchi, Tchi!” (“take, take!”), the girls shouting at one another, including those who didn’t contribute to this “party”. It was like something I have never seen before! Sharing your snacks without doing “tradsies”?! The question what if they were left with only one chip never seemed to cross their mind. As long as they knew everyone had a chance to taste a piece, they were content.
How ironic, girls that are underprivileged share everything they have, while in my experience growing up with privileged kids, they were unwilling or would be selective with whom they would share their snack with. Seeing such things have taught me how giving with an open heart is so rewarding to the soul and that lesson is priceless.
For my first semester as a student at Baruch, I hope to continue meeting and creating close-knit friendships with people from different back rounds. I came from a private Jewish high school and didn’t have much exposure to meet people from different ethnicities. I find it such a treat and a breathe of fresh air to be among interesting and bright students. Being in the honors program, I expect myself to continue working hard so I can maintain a high average that the program demands.
Until next time,