The school has a new foundation, literally and figuratively, and the wall that will hold back the bank that will form the outer wall of the new building is 90% done. Our new friends, the work crew, will finish it off by next week and will work on the rest till the funds run out. My hope is that when I come back with another team in November that we will finish and the future of the 250+ kids that attend here, the teachers that teach then and the community at large will change forever.
At the end of every volunteer trip, I reflect on what I am thankful for. On this day I am very thankful for a wonderful team who has worked hard, put up with changes on the fly, developed relationship with those around them and have done all this with a willing and glad heart.
I am also thankful for a great host partner like the We Yone Child Foundation who have kept us safe, engaged and productive over the last two weeks. WYCF's Partnership Officer, Sara Portugal, is a wonderful and committed person, and her passion for the kids in the slums of Freetown is contagious. WYFC's Founder and Programme Director, Santigie Dumbuya, is a force to be reckoned with and working with him is a pleasure in every way. He is a true inspiration.
|The volunteer team with members of the George Brook community.|
DWC Team Leader
Sierra Leone: April 2014