Exactly right know I don’t have the words to describe my leader of the day., but I could say that it was a experience and privilege to lead the second day of the CAP Project. Honestly I wanted to lead the immigration or poverty day, but it was up to God for some reason because I was the last one to pick my day and I got the last slot. Friday June 21, 2013 CAP Project #2 was a day full of stress, worries, happiness, but mostly unity! Together the community and us students were able to form something extremely beautiful using solidarity and strength. Its 11:38pm and because of my long day of leadership I would continue this tomorrow and summarise a bit of what was building upon to major projects that make an impact to our lives today but to the community for long!

To continue, the CAP Project: Design & Delivery was divided into two groups due to two places of development needed for the children. We had half of the students working in the Sala de Electroescritura and the other half in the Ludoteca in a small community called Guachupita. The overall plan and idea for the Sala de Electroescritura was to clean the back portion of the building that was layered with trash and start a garden. For the Ludoteca, (the group I was part of) we came up with the idea of painting over several walls that contained unorganised drawings and follow up with a mural. In the mural the quote was placed; “Cada nino tiene el derecho a jugar y divertirse,” “Every child has the right to play and have fun.”. This quote basically summarises the idea of the Ludoteca and that kids should have a safe environment to play.

The day started smoothly with some last minute adjustments to shop for materials after breakfast. We also had several students from our English classes come out to support our projects; much love to Angel, Miguelina, Bianca, and Michael. It was truly amazing to have students come out to support us, their help was a blessing. The projects continued from 9:30am till 4:00pm on a variety of factors from stress, pressure, pros and cons. Unfortunielly because of certain limitations in time, money and resources we had to improvise and be flexible with both of the projects to give our best capabilities. We had pros and cons while finishing our projects, but always trying to keep up the positivity high and know that we gave it our all. The kids in the community played a huge role in the accomplishment of both projects. I could say that without their help this would not have been possible. It was amazing to see there passion and strive to help out in both projects from getting paint all over and getting down with the dirt. The main idea was for the community, especially the children, to connect and feel involved in this project that was all for them so they could prise it with care and admire the hard work that we all put in a s a whole. The overall result was more than promising but successful. It was much more than what we envisioned and based on the children’s smile’s everything was said.

Lastly the day was finished with the last day of English touring. It was indeed a very emotional day to have to say good bye to many students which you have learned to appreciate and admire for their hard work and beautiful souls.

Before and After at the Ludoteca

Before and After at the Ludoteca

 

Our very special helpers throughout the day

Our very special helpers throughout the day

 

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