Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday's Official Blog

Day 5 Wednesday Brendan & Allegra

Today about half of our group woke up extra early for an optional bird watch. The bird watch was at 6 a.m., which is when most birds are already up and about. After that we had a 7 a.m. breakfast and then it was time for the first day at the worksite. We got to the worksite at about 8:20 a.m. and so we got to work with the kids watching us as they started to pile in for school. We lined up as a group behind the kids as they were in an assembly and we quickly introduced ourselves. We got back to work on the new dining hall under the scorching sun and some of us also organized the library until 10:30 a.m. when the kids got a break. During their break a few kids stayed back to finish the trenches that we had been digging (these trenches will be filled with cement) while the rest of us played on the swings, played jump rope, soccer and volleyball with the students. After the break we worked for about ten more minutes and left our tools organized for tomorrow. After working most kids decided to race for the 5 blocks back to the lodge. We quickly got out of our sweat filled clothes and got ready for lunch and an ice cream social with the group of children that we met on Tuesday. While munching in separate gender groups, we talked about gender roles in our respective communities. After they returned to school, we hurried to leave for river tubing. After fitting 15 people in a bus made for less, we were all ready to get in the river. We had a lot of fun on the way down the river and halfway through we stopped to do a mock "rescue" of Ross and Ms. Schultheis. We were pressed for time to get to our homestay families, but everybody had a lot of fun. We enjoyed dinner with our homestay families, meeting everyone and having great meals. We returned to the lodge and did a quick evening activity about night vision. Then, Ms. Schultheis taught us how to find spiders using the reflections of their eyes. Everyone was tired, so we went to our rooms early to take a shower, read, or chat until lights-out at 9. 
Happy Birthday to Julia's Dad!


Unknown said...

Thank goodness for showers. Keep up the good work and see you all very soon.

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