|Usually a current Cajamarca volunteer gives a short speech (i.e. "let this chicken symbolizes the winds freedom you'll feel under your own wings during your service") as the new volunteer receives the chicken.|
|Then they stand there hoping the chicken doesn't poop or escape while the rest receive their birds for the group shot.|
|Cajamarca's Peru - 22ers: (L to R) Marc Anthony, Matt, Hannah, and Jeff.|
It's a fun ice breaker that caps off a day of a scavenger hunt around town (find 3 places with Wifi, find Brice's Appt., Find where to buy a cuy, etc.) and a group breakfast. It's also a great welcoming gift for them to share with their new host-families, as these health volunteers are generally placed in a very rural area where protein consumption isn't as common as it should be and families are of very humble resources.