Day 4 for the Hope 7 HANDS team was filled with the spray of concrete, the taste of nshima, and the patter of rain on the tin roof.
Today was a work day, so once the team had breakfast and devotions, we began the trek out to Chasefu. It’s a bit of a haul to get out there, so once we arrived, the team threw itself into the work of mixing concrete, throwing it onto the walls, and then shaping it into a smooth finished wall. All the while, the team tried to learn and practice the local language from the children and our fellow workers on the project. Much hilarity was had.
Worked wrapped up a little earlier in the day so the team could visit Hoya Secondary School, which was the site that the first two HANDS teams, Hope 1 and 2, helped to build. Once there, Boniface, the Head Teacher, told us about all the good work being done at the school. Some students walk up to 15–20 km one way just to get to class in the morning. Talk about dedication! To commemorate the visit, the team presented the school with a Raspberry Pi kit and two soccer balls, representing both learning and play.
All of the rain meant that it was pretty wet ride back on the dirt roads to Lundazi. Once we arrived, we enjoyed showers, throwing around a football, and a new game presented by Reece. All in all, it was another great day for Hope 7.
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