Let Yourself Trust – Volunteer Trip February 2016

 

This past week our dear friends Marytn & Justine, of Let Yourself Trust returned to Project Somos one year later, from their visit in January 2015. This time, they came with 22 volunteers who have raised money for, and to build, our music/art/culture dome! This will be our second building in our Learning Campus at Project Somos! All week the volunteers worked incredibly hard on the music/art/culture dome, but also digging a 100 meter trench for a water line, helping in the preschool & afternoon programming with the kids, painting two buildings, sanding and cleaning bamboo, and countless other things!

Seeing the foundation for the music arts dome for the first time.

Seeing the foundation of the dome for the first time.

Martyn working hard with our foreman Antolin

Martyn working hard with our foreman, Antolin

Volunteers haul the dirt buckets to fill the earth bag

Volunteers haul the dirt buckets to fill the earth-bag

Laying the barbwire between levels of earth bag

Laying the barbwire between levels of earth-bag

Digging the 100 meter trench for a water line, 2 feet deep!

Digging the 100 meter trench for a water-line, 2 feet deep!

Cleaning, sanding, and washing of bamboo. Eight meters in length!

Cleaning, sanding, and washing of bamboo. Eight meters in length!

The hard-working crew of Guatemalan workers and volunteers!

The hard-working crew of Guatemalan workers and volunteers!

Martyn playing a concert for our mamas, kids, workers, and the volunteers.

Martyn playing a concert for our mamas, kids, workers, and the volunteers.

Antje Duvekot, singer from Boston, was part of the volunteer trip, a hard worker and a gifted musician!

Antje Duvekot, singer-songwriter from Boston, was part of the volunteer trip, a hard worker and a gifted musician!

Presenting gifts on the last morning of musical instruments, including flutes, keyboards, ukuleles, shakers, and more!

Presenting gifts on the last morning of musical instruments, including flutes, keyboards, ukuleles, shakers, and more!

Thank you so much to Let Yourself Trust and everyone that came down to Guatemala, your hard work and support means so much to the families and staff here at Somos.

-Gabi Dubland, Project Somos Administrative Assistant

 

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