We woke up at 7:15am, had breakfast, packed the truck, and headed to the Batey. Upon arrival the kids who weren't at school greeted us and walked us to the work site. To start work we formed another chain of people to help transport the cement blocks onto the house plot to begin building up the cement base of the house. We went off and mixed cement, cut rebar, and jammed to music playing over the speaker at the work site. Mr. Griesemer was giving a music education to the locals with music ranging from One Republic and Justin Timberlake to Skillet and Fall Out Boy. We did this up until we left for lunch.
During our lunch break we made a trip to the grocery store to get snacks and milk for our morning coffee. When we arrived back at the Batey, everyone broke off either stacking the cinder blocks, mixing the cement, or entertaining the children. During the afternoon, we achieved a sense of unity between the BRP Team and Staff, creating a smooth two hours of complete focus and fun. From Mr. Foley dancing on the work site to the kids gathering around teaching us hand clap games and playing/singing the cup song, it was a great time.
We ended our time in Los Robles on the basketball court teaching the kids how to do the hokey pokey and in turn the children taught us their songs. Overall, it was a great day! (But a little hot of course)
See ya later alligator,
Kelly and Mansi