We are two Canadian girls from Vancouver who are students studying at Capilano University in the Global Stewardship program. We will be spending our month of June volunteering with the amazing Organization called Project Somos. The aspect of this organization that intrigued us the most was the fact that they are doing all of this by being environmentally conscious. This is our second day with project Somos and we have already learned many helpful tips.
1) WEAR SUNSCREEN Even if it looks grey and cloudy and apply everywhere!!!
2) Project Somos isn’t just about housing orphaned children, it’s about bringing the community together, educating youth and creating knowledge with the locals on sustainability.
3) WEAR SOCKS THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR FOOTWEAR (we both learned this the hard way by wearing ankle socks with hiking boots)
Even though both of us have seen lots of pictures of Project Somos and their progress, it was nothing like we could have imagined.The first day on site we got a tour of the gorgeous land. We both were in awe of the view of the volcanoes and the 2 lovely houses that are in the process of being built. It was so impressive to see the eco-bricks and earth bags that are used for insulation and structure of the walls.
The past two days our main job has been helping Greg with the community garden. We have become expert weeders and seed planters. Today we went to the local market to buy long socks and we are ready for another days work! We will blog every week to keep you posted on our adventures!!!
Adios, Brooke & Meggan