Un Techo para mi País – El Salvador

This past weekend, I went to a town called Guadalupe to build houses for those who lost their homes when IDA hit El Salvador. It was an awesome experience!!

We, Peace Corps Volunteers, worked with an NGO “Un Techo para mi País.” This NGO mainly works in Latin American countries to build houses for people living in extreme poverty and people who get affected by natural disasters. A majority of volunteers is college students. They go to different parts of the country on weekends and vacations to do this volunteer work.

There were 10 groups of 5, 6 people and each ground built one house.; therefore, this weekend, we built 10 houses in total. These houses are made of wood and they are pre-assembled so we just had to put it together although the hardest part was to build the foundation.

We dig ground to put some wooden poles but we encountered was a ton of rocks. It took so long to dig out all the rocks. I got really worn out by doing it.

Digging out rocks from the ground

Digging out rocks from the ground

Then we put up some wooden poles.

Setting up poles

Setting up poles

We put up a floor and pegged it.

Pegging floor

Pegging floor

The walls were pre-fabricated so we just had to put them together, although it was not as easy as you might imagine.

Putting up walls

Putting up walls

We also put 2 windows and a door.

Getting close to complete

Getting close to complete

A commemorative photo with my team! It was pleasure working with you guys.

Team Charlie

Team Charlie

And this is a result of hard-working weekend!

Yeah...I didn't put sunscreen...

Yeah...I didn't put sunscreen...

It was great working with youth in El Salvador.

A lot of times, I work with kids (6-15 years old) or adults. So it was nice getting to know people of my age too. I really liked it so I might contact them and work with them again sometime.

2
月 28日日曜日。

朝起きて、

ThenT

T朝イチでゲームみたいなのをやる。
実は前夜もご飯の後にやりました。これは家を作ってるグループ対抗で やるので、グループの団結を図るのが目的と思われる。
グループメンバーで一列になって座って、一番前の人の前に置いてある桶の水をスポンジに含ま せ、それを頭の上を通して後ろに回して行き、一番後ろの人がペットボトルに貯めていくというゲームで、制限時間内で一番多く水を貯めれたチームが勝ち。朝 からめっちゃ濡れましたw。

建設地に移動し、朝ごはんを食べて作業再会。
残りの壁を組み立て、天井部分にも木を組み、その上に屋 根をのせる。
同時作業で窓とドアも作っていく。
結局3時頃まで作業して、まだ終わってなかったけど、抜けてとりあえずグロリア家へ。
シャ ワー浴びて、新しいTraineeに会い、コリー太、ダンディ、オスィートと再会し、戯れw、バスでサンサルへ。やっぱり俺ダンディが欲しい~笑。ダン ディ賢いし、俺のことわかってるし、いい番犬になりそうですw。

ほいで首都ついて、とりあえずホテルにチェックイン。
そして夕ご 飯に寿司!と思いきや、さちにゃむとも一緒に行った例の寿司屋が休み(TωT)
しょうがなく別の寿司屋に行きました。
ちょっとすし飯が甘 すぎだったし、ネタもあまり新鮮じゃなかったけど、とりあえず満足(*´∀`*)
しかもAmirとGabbyが奢ってくれてなお満足 (*´∀`*)笑。
その後映画を見る。
Percy Jackson and Olympians: The Lightning Thiefという映画でした。
どうやらハリポタの1,2作を作った監督が作った映画らしい。
参 照:http://news.walkerplus.com/2010/0223/16/
でもちょっと個人的にはいまいちやったもにゃ~(o`・ ω・´o)。
原作のコンセプトはいいんだけど、ちょっと映画化するに当たり、若干手抜いちゃったのかなw。あと俳優の演技がダメダメでしたw。若 いしまぁしょうがないとも思うけど。

この日も疲れてたので即寝w。

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