My name is Sunny Tran, I go to Andrew Hill High School, and today I got the pleasure of being the leader for the first day of our Community Action Project. We woke up at 7 AM and walked to breakfast by 8 AM. A few of us went to buy materials for the CAP while others remained at Don Carlos’ Diner to plan for their English tutoring. A bus picked up the people at the diner and met up with the group who got the supplies outside a hardware store before heading to the school at Las Prucias, a community which our CAP plans to help. We ate lunch with the teachers and administrators of the school before starting to work. We were separated into several groups, each with their leaders and tasks to do. Material and time constraints limited us from progressing further than what we had planned and returned to the bus tired and exhausted at 3:15 PM before going to the hostel to prepare for English tutoring at 4 PM. We walked to dinner from the English tutoring school at 6:30 PM and returned to the hostel for a seminar at 7:30 PM about thanking our sponsors for paying for part of our trip to be here.
At the community Las Prusias, our Community Action Project is to restore the condition of the amenities at the primary school there. Key points which we wanted to address were the broken doors and flaking paint of the bathrooms, and create a waterline connecting from the city’s water supply to the school’s water system.
What surprised me the most was how the CAP went as smoothly as it did today. Today, we faced the challenge of washing the outside of the bathroom, connecting the school to the city’s water line, and measuring the dimensions for the new doors. In my opinion, the most difficult part of today was how the initial plans for our CAP changed a lot of times throughout the day. At the end of the day, everyone was drained of energy and went to bed to get ready for painting the bathroom and installing the faucets tomorrow.
Being El Lider Del Dia today was most difficult, especially it being the first day of CAP with everyone being uncertain as to what to do and there not being a steamrolled plan. Nonetheless, I am most proud of the work done by everyone in our delegation today and I feel pride in handing the torch to the next El Lider Del Dia: Elaina Cox.