Blog day 3 - Louise & tori
Today was the first day of sun and inconveniently the first day of work.
Firstly we walked to the feeding centre followed by lots of children and were greeted by the care givers. We had our first taste of mandazis which set us up for the full day of work ahead. We split into two groups, the first remaining at the feeding centre and the second returned to the village to start collecting sand for the cement. Team 1 starting work levelling the ground for the playground which was incredibly tough yet rewarding seeing the children already overjoyed just playing in the freshly turfed soil. Team 2 faces the challenge of moving sand 20 minutes up a hill to the new toilet block where it will be used to make cement. While we struggled on carrying half the bucket between 2, the Malawian women and children picked up full buckets, carrying them on their heads with ease.
Lunch and dinner were both greatly received after the hard work and everyone heading to bed by 8pm!
The Malawi team