Light rain, crickets, some birds
Light coming through the mosquito nets, sounds of people walking by, showering, brushing teeth, more.
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, fresh papaya, plantain chips, chocolate milk, peach smoothie
Lots of laughter around, games played in the common area, we packed things for the homestay families
Leader of the Day: brings snacks for the group and a suitcase of school supplies
Everyone finished last minute prep, sunscreen & bug spray, walking to the school
Cool in the jungle, hot in the sun, it's a long walk
The school is empty, teachers are on strike, a few kids come by throughout the day to play fútbol with us
Two of the lights are placed, the ground in front of the bathroom is leveled. Pickaxes, hoes, shovels, and a wheel barrow lay strewn across the freshly toiled soil. Rocks and trash lay nearby. It's hot.
We split off for lunch. We went to "la cancha," a giant fútbol field and play with the children.
Report back to the school, one group has already started a makeshift slapjack game with UNO cards. For the most part we are unplugged. Cards are very important.
Johan brings us back to la cancha to start a competition
- Food prep
- Playing with el trompo "a type of top"
- Translating Spanish to ese eja (the native tongue)
Winner yet to be announced
Sun is setting, showers are taken, everyone relaxes in the common room on hammocks talking or playing cards. Hollie hands out glow sticks for everyone. It's dark.
Dinner: egg soup & chicken with peas and noodles
ANCHOR: quote about involvement and commitment
Everyone is playing card games or resting
Arsene is the soul of the group. The community is welcoming, Danny has music. Cards are important.
9:00 or 10:00
-- Matthew Mu