The final touches and final day

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The last day was upon us. And I’m impressed to say that a large proportion of volunteers made it to the beach for sunrise at 4:30am. It was nice to just sit in silence, and watch the sun slowing ascend above the clouds on the horizon. It was a beautiful way to start the day. Once back at the accommodation many took a nap before breakfast an then it was one to head out to the village one last time!

We had a few last minute jobs to do to make sure we are finished. We painted the second ring of tyres on the race track and also mixed the final batch of concrete to finish the slab in front of the soup kitchen. We finished quickly so that we could spend out last minutes playing with the kids and throwing them a little party. We had soft drink, lollies and chips and the excitement was high…perhaps that was the sugar though!

Playing with the kids, hearing their laughter and enjoyment was such a special experience. Being able to spend the week with them was amazing, and the fact that we could help them made it all the more special.

It was sad to leave and there were many hugs and vigorous waving goodbyes! I’m certain at that point nobody wanted to go back to the accommodation and start packing. But unfortunately we did have to leave eventually and the ride was was a little subdued but definitely satisfied.

Once back it was pack pack pack and one for lunch! Some sneaky juices were bought in town and then it was time to jump onto the bus and make our way to Durban.

Back on Durban we all relaxed, pool was played and a few beers had. It was our last night all together and we spent it at a favourite restaurant in town 🙂 there’s a few early flights tomorrow so everyone will have to et up early to say their goodbyes!

Until tomorrow
~ Jess

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