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Village construction project & host families!

Our relaxed and chilled days soon came to an end when, for the past two days, we had to get up at five thirty to work under the full blasting and scorching heat carrying rocks and cement. We set up a very organised and effective system of a human chain which created group work and cooperation. We were working on two different projects one which consisted in building a school and the other a mud hut. This was a very testing project that necessitated a lot of physical suffering due to the heavy rocks we carried and the constant sweating which caused us to drink gallons of water. By the end of the morning we were all absolutely drained of all our energy and we needed a resting afternoon which we got the first day. We all caught up on some sleep and recharged our batteries.

This experience was very different from the eye camp because we were not in direct contact with the people. The villagers were roaming around us curious about our presence especially when we had food.
 After our second morning we headed back to Mumbai to stay with our host families. We all arrived at Dhirubhai Ambani school and waved goodbye to the staff members and our friends excited to meet our new families and homes.

My family is very nice and welcoming, treating me like a princess making sure my every need is looked after. However being away from all the other ermitagiens has been very weird and hard to get used to seeing as we have all been together for the past two weeks but we have all been finding new company in our hosts who are adorable.

Issy R.
Round Square Reporter
Posted by katie in ICU2 India on Thursday March, 21, 2013 at 15:14


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