Here in Tangalle the Sinhalese, Muslims and Tamils are going about their business and daily lives as usual and in harmony. There is a military presence and nightly curfew which is normal for situations like this in Sri Lanka and very reassuring to all of us.
Volunteers experience in TRIP Canada Program. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.
We’re in the home stretch of completing this house for Adeesha and his family – the #1 goal for Team 15’s time here.
Team 15 is safe: Far from impact area in Sri Lanka
The volunteers worked hard this week definitely earning their day off. It was time to go to the beach, catch up with old friends (while meeting new arrivals) and visit a tea plantation.
Today we were Bruce’s Angels — Hilary, Penny, Julie, Susan and Beth. Our jobs were easy for good girls like us: cleaning and smoothing a floor, sifting sand, building walls and let’s not forget dancing with Sarath!
The story for today is sand and plaster. Plaster on the walls. Sand pretty much everywhere – on the floor, in the shoes, on the face, bucket brigade to get it to the second floor.
Today the volunteers all moved to a new worksite, new families and new experiences.
Today the Sri Lankan workers seemed more comfortable directing us and making their expectations known.
All of the 17 volunteers arrived at Moonstone Villas, our home for the next 12 days, Sunday afternoon. Jet lag aside, Monday morning everyone was up at the crack of dawn for breakfast, a briefing and 7:45 departure to our three worksites. We were all excited to get going.
When Team 15 starts building April 15th, a number of new volunteers will join the TRIP Canada family.