Days are full as we prepare for our largest population of volunteers to date. We are very excited to be welcoming 14 students from St. George’s and 13 students from Southridge schools next week. They will arrive in Antigua on the weekend and then make their way to Tecpán on Monday and Tuesday.
In preparation of their arrival, our workers have built the foundation of the perimeter wall and put the 150 fence posts in place. Not to mention, making the 12,000 adobe bricks a few weeks ago! We have been making bed frames, buying more mattresses, working on menus, buying food and finalizing after work activities with Chris and Christi of El Camino VolunTours.
Today we met with three Guatemalan men who are bringing a team of engineering students from a university in Spain to volunteer for three weeks in the Summer. We discussed the possibility of them working with us while they are here. Tomorrow we have University journalists and photographers coming to do a story on the Project. Amidst this busyness, I am training in grant writing. Amy and I are both taking the BCIT Grant and Proposal Writing Course online. Honestly, there is never a dull moment!
Yesterday I purchased a USB modem so that I can go online from the land. This will be a first for us and has some really exciting possibilities for when the group is here! Stay tuned as we formulate some fun things!