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These are the experiences of our volunteers in Peru.

Jaen, Peru: The DWC team is complete!

Posted in Peru on October 10, 2011

Weary, but thrilled to be joining us so far away from home, our delayed volunteers, Freda and Bill, arrive at 6:30 in the morning yesterday after an overnight ride. After many hugs, our little group of Developing World Connections volunteers is complete! The rest of Sunday is time for walks, conversations and reflection on our bonds with our world family far away from Canada.

Today Bill and Freda join in with the rest of the volunteers. We mixed concrete and began the process of setting in re bar footings and posts. We had to manoeuvre a tall re bar column frame to it's permanent place on top of the kitchen footing.

Meanwhile, the volunteers have begun to "spruce up" the school exterior and grounds-entrance gate, while other volunteers work with re bar and concrete. Richard demonstrated to Michelle, Hazel, and Linda how to apply the 50/50 water/paint mix to the walls with spilling paint from the roller while Sharon and Patricia applied red oxide paint primer to the gate.

Later, Bill handed out rainbow gummy worms to the children at recess. Imagine Bill offering a snake, then violently wiggling it when each child approached!

Cam Grant
DWC Team Leader
Jaen, Peru: October 2011

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