Spring Break School Build

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The past couple have days have been unforgettable. I have been on two previous Hero Holiday’s to the Dominican Republic however this is my first Hero Holiday to Mexico. The past couple of days we have been working on a school that forty nine children will be attending. Yesterday we worked on the inside of the school painting and completing the detail work. After laying all the wood on the roof, we had to do the messy job of tarring. I really enjoyed roofing since I have never done this before.It has been amazing to see the community coming together to help in the building of their new school. It really gives them a pride in their community. Even the men who work during the day (3am – 2pm) at local ranches pop by to help when they are finished. They put in grueling hours at their regular jobs, and yet they really wanted to contribute. These men have dug many of the holes for the play ground equipment’s foundation. I have been really enjoying my experience so far and I am looking forward to the school dedication on Monday where we will be handing off the school to the community.~ Emily, a Hero Holiday participant

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: March 22nd, 2010