Hello family and friends! Today was our second CAP Day, meaning we continued our work at the Aquiares School in the field near the gym. We had breakfast (fried eggs, gallo pinto, bread, and fruit) at the lodge and then walked over to the school to meet the maestro and plan the work for today. We had little sense of direction fromthe previous afternoon because of how our previous foreman had to cancel on us on the first day. However, Memo, our Aquiares resident Program Coordinator and tour guide, was able to ask another engineer, Omar, to help us continue from where we ended yesterday. So then we got to work digging the rest of the trench we needed for the tubing of the sewage system.
Eventually, the children who were attending school today had their break sometime around 11:00 and we left to take a break and play with them while the maestro planned our next action. The kids invited us to play basketball, and later to play soccer. They kinda destroyed us. Their energy is something to behold. Well compared to us after shovelling for a few hours. After the kids had left, we had lunch in their cafeteria. Without a doubt, school lunches here are A MILLION times better than in the states. While we are getting microwaved bags, the students here are getting freshly cooked meals by their kind chef Marcela. We had a finely seasoned fish with rice, beans, and topped with salad. And may we say, it was absolutely wonderful. It defitely gave us energy for the work we had ahead of us.
When we came back, Omar instructed us to dig out holes which we would later pour cement into for the supports of the foundation. This was challenging due to only being able to rely on our manual labor we could do with the tools provided. With our teamwork, however, we were able to overcome this hurdle and we got all the holes dug. Though we wheel out several carts of stones and cement
As the day went on, we found the progress we were making satisfying. Digging up the holes, laying out the tubing, and finalizing this aspect of the foundation all within two days is amazing to us. It really goes to show how much a team can when we collaborate. And in the end, as we were cleaning up and making our way back to the lodge, considering the visible progress we made invigorated us. Tommorow, we hope to perservere just as we did today and help create something that this school in Aquiares will benefit from long after it is finished.
Peace out, from your LDDs, Hope and Alex.
Another great day and sounds like you are all learning so much.
Thanks again for the daily write-ups.
By the way, the Warriors just won!
Wow! The team really did a great job for the school.I am glad to know about your everyday activities from the team. Alex, mom is happy to see you learn about teamwork. This is one of the important things for everyday and everywhere. Learning new things will improve experiences in life. Two weeks have almost past, but you will remember the wonderful memories from your high school year. Enjoy!
Dad , mom , Alice and your cousins miss you. 🥰
Thank you for the global Glimpse’s members that lead the team very well. Helping them experience different things in life. I can see they are really enjoy the trip.👏 Alex, I think this will give a great memory to your high school year. Dad , mom ,Alice and your cousins are missed you 🥰
Thanks to the Global glimpse Team for the support and care in all aspects with all this group of students they are doing a great job, and it will mark their lives forever they will never forget it, the food in those countries is always much healthier and more delicious, I’m glad you’re eating very well, thanks to all the Chefs who are so special, cooking so delicious, I can imagine,😋my Esther, I hope you also miss mom’s food, today was your brother Sam’s graduation.😘 we miss you, but we have photos, remember that everything what you are doing is very important for your development as a person, you will not forget this experience.😚
That’s a cute picture pisqilis. My mom posted it on Facebook 😀.
Pisqilis (Valeria), your picture is so cute my mom posted it on Facebook hehe😜 . We kinda miss you 😀👍
It’s grateful to read your blog daily as you all building great teamwork together. These priceless experiences and unforgettable memories will lead you all into a new understanding of this world and the people around you. Thanks to all the leaders who were so devoted to supporting the Glimpsers. Many blessings!