It was surreal finding out that it was our last day in Peru. We started our final day with group presentation preparations at the hotel. Some of us were also finalizing the business plan and printing copies of our report for our sponsors. To say the least, we were scrambling around practicing and finalizing our work for our sponsors at Centrum Catolica, Johns Hopkins affiliated business school in Peru.
At 1pm, we were all suited up and ready to leave for Centrum Catolica. Everyone was anxious and many of us continued to practice in the bus. Tensions were high, but everyone was excited to present their work.
During a short break we had the opportunity to network with the other team sponsors, and faculty members of the school. A local reporter covering the projects we were involved also interviewed some of us with our sponsors. This was a nice distraction to clam everyone’s nerves
For our team, it was a learning experience as we gave presentations that were translated for our sponsors who mainly spoke Spanish. This experience taught us the limitations that relates to communication. Through our reflections, we understood how important client-relationship management is in a low resource setting, with language barrier. Overall, the Innovation for Humanity project has been a great learning experience for all of us. We had the opportunity to also dine at an on-site restaurant by the historical ruins near Miraflores called Huaca Pucllana for our last meal in Peru.