Tuesday 14th January – another day of hard graft!

Today we woke up to a cooler day with a bit of rain, which was perfect weather as we had some seriously hard work to get done! Our plan for the day was to finish the fence so that the creche site was secure and safe for the children, we wanted the jungle gym to be finished and erected so that we could start varnishing it on Wednesday to protect it from the strong African sun and we needed to clear the area around the jungle gym and sand pit grass, plus of course, as always there was concrete to make!

The volunteers worked their butts off and we managed to achieve it all! by the end of this we would like to be handing the keys over to the village community so that the children can start to use our site.

Here are some photos showing the volunteers hard at work…

Georgia and Katie working on the fence.

Georgia and Katie working on the fence.

Jess and Grace clearing the grass from around the children's play area.

Jess and Grace clearing the grass from around the children’s play area.

Jemma and Dan clearing the grass from around the jungle gym.

Jemma and Dan clearing the grass from around the jungle gym.

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Caitlin rolling out the fence for the final side.

Lexie and Kimberly teaching the children.

Lexie and Kimberly teaching the children.

Finishing off the clearing of the grass around the finished jungle gym and sand pit.

Finishing off the clearing of the grass around the finished jungle gym and sand pit.

Bill going through some flash cards with the children.

Bill going through some flash cards with the children.

By the end of the day everyone was physically exhausted, but we still headed out after supper for a night drive round St Lucia to see if we could find some hippos. Unfortunately we were out of luck. The wildlife were hidding all we managed to find was a fruit bat, some impala and a couple of bush buck! Nevermind, maybe another evening we will be lucky!

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