Today we awoke at the early hour of 6 am again to be ready for another day of hard work. Bleary eyed, we went to breakfast and had rice with eggs and a tortilla. After, most of the group walked to El Asilo to continue our tasks while some went to get more supplies. The Construction Group, who are in charge of strengthening the fence, did a combination of tasks such as digging holes for more wooden posts to support the fence and carrying heavy bricks to stack along the bottom of the fence and receiving blisters from their efforts to fix the chicken coop. The Home Decor team, the ones fixing the nesting boxes and installing food troughs, were reinforcing the boxes by carrying out the exhausting task of sawing wood with a flimsy saw and hammering in numerous nails. The Art Team, the group in charge of beautifying the coop, painted the rest of the rocks along the short path they made and made a mural of a sunny hillside full of flowers on the side of the coop while slowly becoming covered in paint. We had a brief lunch of chicken stir fry and bread along with some fruit snacks. We returned to work and finished most of the CAP project. After a brief rainfall, we walked back to the hostel and had a half an hour of free time in which most of us used to wash off the grime we accumulated during the day. Then, we prepared for our English tutoring classes and went to the comedor. After eating taquitos, beans, and salad, we headed to the school to teach our students English. When we finished our sessions, we walked back to the hostel and began our nightly meeting as always. Following that, we had an hour of free time until 10:00pm, when we will go to bed.
Special message to Jada’s little sister, whom she loves and misses dearly and cannot wait to see!
Special message to Floranne’s family! She loves you all and can’t wait to see in a few days!
Sounds like you kids had a long, busy and fun day. Great job!
Floranne, your Dad and I are very proud of you. We love you, and miss you, and cannot wait to see you too.
Enjoy your last few days there and keep up the great work.
Mom and Dad
MISS YOU NIKITA <3 <3 <3 XOXO
Sounds like you guys are truly making a difference! Can’t wait to see all of the Castro Valley students again and hear all about your trip. Enjoy the last few days, and eat an extra helping of gallo pinto for me! 🙂