The Friends Project

Monkeys!!

On a break on Ometepe Island, one of my favorite places in Nicaragua. I’ve already heard howler monkeys!!

The volcanoes looked so amazing they looked fake.

Taking pics for a Geneseo humanities class .. excited because I get to learn about pre Columbian history and also see petroglyphs.

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Final touches

Sergio putting on a final coat of paint on the metal window gates … with Alcides and his daughter watching. Always someone is in the peanut gallery! Glad everyone’s so excited.

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finito!!!

One month and three days after my arrival we just drove down from Las Minitas with the masons, who have spent three weeks there.

Today they put the final exterior cement on the school and yesterday the roof.

We are fast moving!

Someone from the community will make two doors out of wood they cut fromtheir farm and we will paint it electric blue and white, same as the Nicaraguan flag.

Alcides and Javier and Paiyo thanked me and us for our solidarity and hard work. They were there every day helping. I don’t think any of them have kids in the school even.

I’m now waiting out a downpour with the masons … too hard to take off the wood from the truck.

It was a long day. Picked them up at 1230 but they weren’t done with the final cement and clean up til 5. So I slept in a hammock in the school and ate a banana and took a lot of photos to show when they are uploaded”

WE DID IT!

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One month and three days after my arrival we just drove down from Las Minitas with the masons, who have spent three weeks there.

Today they put the final exterior cement on the school and yesterday the roof.

We are fast moving!

Someone from the community will make two doors out of wood they cut fromtheir farm and we will paint it electric blue and white, same as the Nicaraguan flag.

Alcides and Javier and Paiyo thanked me and us for our solidarity and hard work. They were there every day helping. I don’t think any of them have kids in the school even.

I’m now waiting out a downpour with the masons … too hard to take off the wood from the truck.

It was a long day. Picked them up at 1230 but they weren’t done with the final cement and clean up til 5. So I slept in a hammock in the school and ate a banana and took a lot of photos to show when they are uploaded”

WE DID IT!

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Week three

A new week and  Sergio and Panchin are up finishing the brick work at the preschool.

So many people have stopped to say thank you and how much it means to the community, which is really really great.

 

Thank you all!

 

Meet the guys

The work is going, every day, and several of the guys in Las Minitas from the community are there lugging bricks, digging and mixing cement and carrying water from the well, every day.

Meet Gustavo, the community leader, and some of the other guys!