Mixing it up!

Today was a day of getting our hands dirty and getting work done!

Getting the whole team involved

Getting the whole team involved

Today our aims were to start creating the foundation block for a new soup kitchen at the first Creche, finish the plastering at the second Creche as well as loading and unloading multiple trucks full of sand and stone for the cement mixing.

The cement mix for the foundations included a LOT of stones in it so was very hard work but everyone pitched in and started helping straight away!

Mixing up a big batch

Mixing up a big batch

Jenny showing off her muscles

Jenny showing off her muscles

It was hot work under the sun but everyone kept each other motivated and rotated round looking after the kids for a break in between, only it turns out playing with these kids is just as much of a workout!

After finishing our first large batch of cement we went into the creche to sing and dance with the kids as they sang some of their favourite songs.

SInging and dancing with the kids

SInging and dancing with the kids

The truck group was extremely busy all day as they were either constantly loading up the back of the truck or unloading as the drove between the different work sites and quarries.

Unloading the stones off the truck

Unloading the stones off the truck

Luckily Bernie was able to find a helper when he needed a broom to sweep out the rest of the stones.

Helping Bernie out with the broom

Helping Bernie out with the broom

Whenever we were getting tired the kids were always on hand to help out or support us with their smiles and laughter.

Our friends watching from the sidelines

Our friends watching from the sidelines

Doesn't want to miss out on the shovelling

Doesn’t want to miss out on the shovelling

As we came to the end of the day we got one final huge load of concrete mixed and now have nearly completed the base for the new soup kitchen. It was definitely tough work but very rewarding to see everyone working together so hard.

These barrows get heavy

These barrows get heavy

After work we headed down to a local restaraunt for a much needed Milkshake and some relaxation time.

We then had a lovely Spaghetti dinner, played some cards and had an early night ready for tomorrows workload.

Over and Out

Dan

 

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