We worked pretty hard today. Our group's task was to shovel sand into wheelbarrows at one end of the campus and bringing it up hill to another part. I got blisters on my hands, even with my gloves. A couple of the tiniest kids insisted on helping us for about 2 hours, shoveling pretty hard. They were having fun like it was a game. One of them Carlos, managed to take a wheelbarrow full of sand all the way to its destination. The smaller kid, Wilmer, wanted to try with the next barrow-full but promptly fell over after moving it about one foot, capsizing the wheelbarrow and emptying its contents. He thought this was pretty funny.
We found out during a presentation given to us tonight by Claudia, the director of El Hogar, that Wilmer, the smaller boy who had just been there a year, had been living on the streets with this alcoholic Dad for a while. He was such a happy, bright child. Althought all of these kids come from some sort of disfunctional or dangerous environment.
I am pretty exhausted. I still somehow found myself chasing kids in the evening, an activity I said I wouldn't do as I was too tired.
Tomorrow will be Wednesday. We are not working in the morning but going on a tour to the technical school where I worked the last time I was hear. I'll see how it has changed.
- A few parting thoughts
- The Final Two Days (part 3 - the final day)
- The Final Two Days (part 2 - the ice cream party)
- The Final Two Days (part 1)
- Greatest hits
- A place called home
- Closing out the incredible week at in Honduras
- How can it be Thursday ALREADY??
- Touring Teguc
- Another day, another lesson
- Soccer Blow-Out
- What a day!
- Too Many Hours with a Wheelbarrow?
- Thursday afternoon - on work crew again!
- Impressed by El Hogar
- Sopa con banana, take 2
- Thursday visit to the Episcopal Agricultural Schoo...
- My friend Pedro
- Kids at School and Play
- Return to Amarateca
- Things that Go Honk in the Night
- A day at the Instituto Technico Santa Maria
- Wheelbarrow Capsize
- Another day, another reality check
- Creating The Bean Blog
- The Widowmaker
- Day 4 of our Honduras trip is winding down, I am s...
- All the hard labor we could ask for - and then som...
- Sweat, Tortillas, Dirt, and Tears
- Day 3! More beans!!! We are having so much fun.. W...
- Play-time Snag
- A very full Monday at El Hogar!
- It is, after all, a school
- Where do I begin?
- A day of thanks
- Arrival weekend in Tegucigalpa!
- A Trip to the Chinese Market
- Arrival in Honduras
- Beanie-Baby Workout
- Third time's a Charm
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