It’s Friday morning and the Saints boys and their teachers are hard at work getting as much done as possible on their last day of work. This evening we will have pizza prepared in our outdoor wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a campfire and a talk about Maya culture.
We are very grateful for all the work accomplished this week. The team has successfully nearly completed laying the stones in the new improved gathering place (along with our workers) which will be used for tonight’s campfire. Literally, tons of dirt has been shovelled and sifted in preparation of the making of 15,000 adobe blocks (watch out Southridge and Strathcona Tweedsmuir!). Lunches and dinners have been made under the guidance of Nico. Bathrooms and floors have been kept clean in the Community Hall where everyone gathers for meals, card games and discussions. 65 local kids had a very fun and joyful afternoon participating in activities organized and managed by our volunteers yesterday.
On Wednesday we had the Tecpán Coffee Shop come to us! Yes-our favourite local barristas brought their expresso machine, lots of good coffee and cheesecake out to the “finca”! Everyone enjoyed this treat after lunch before they headed back to the shovels, etc.
Along with our nine Saints boys and three chaperones visiting from St. George’s, we have also had the participation of my 14 year old niece, Ellie Knox. Ellie travelled by herself to Guatemala from Rossland last Saturday. She is here for an extended Spring Break and will be helping along with each of our school groups. A big thanks to Ellie for jumping right in there!
The photos can say so much more than I can. Enjoy!
-Heather Alicia Knox
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Project Somos Guatemala