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Antony Wilson awilson@mulgrave.com | IB MYP English teacher and Head of Student Life | Global Education & Outreach (GEO) at Mulgrave School, West Vancouver, Canada. My responsibilities include Grade 7-12 service learning and volunteerism, student voice and leadership, CAS eFolios, Global Education and Outreach trips, and student engagement in #socialgood. In my student life role I seek to develop and provide global-local service opportunities and resources that inspire young volunteers, activists, changemakers, global stewards, humanitarians and social entrepreneurs to get engaged, be the change, and make the world a better place.

The Last Day – Minga at the Service Project

March, 14th

Good evening (It’s 8 pm)

So I’m another one of “The Kids”, and first time blogging… pretty nice.

Today is another normal day, … just kidding, every day of this trip is beyond normal (in a good way).

Going to the topic… Today is our last day working at the school and it was a Minga (a special Ecuadorian community get-together to help everyone), and we started the first layer of the building, and for that to happen, we dug more than 10 around 1.5 meter deep holes (my partner and I finished our hole today, yeah!), tied wires, bent rebar, carried sand for cement mixing, and and made blocks (personally my favourite). We finished most of that by today (except for one hole). We started to put the rebar frames into the foundation holes we dug and filled them with cement (it’s so sad that we have to experience holes that we dug in two days, being filled up with cement in less than half an hour 🙂

At the end of the day we took a group photo (of everybody; the Minga, and us!)

I’m pretty sure this experience is will be a good topic to talk about when we get back, at least for me.

Tomorrow we have special day where we experience the life in the day of a family and on Monday we are off to the Amazon!!!

– Amanda

#Wish_you_would_have_gone_on_the_trip_with_us_kind_of_jealously #MulgraveEcuador

Today, we went to the work site again. Many people finished digging their holes, but we still need to do a lot of work tomorrow. Although we only worked for half a day, we are still very tired. As usual, we played soccer again. The score was….wait for it… 6:7. We won. Against 8 year olds. For the afternoon, we went to visit an empowerment and alternative income girls club and female community leader who talked about the challenges of the daily life of women in Ecuador and taught us how to make bracelets and belts. It was very interesting. I gotta go. Bye

– David

Hey,

Guess who’s back (back, back)? Back again (again, again)? Well guess no more for it’s me. The kid. Anyways, let’s get to the good stuff. Today we went worksite and Adam and I completed the hole we were digging first — it went up to the kid’s belly button. The kid then celebrated with Adam by eating some crackers. #Ain’t_no_party_like_a_cracker_party (*Disclaimer this all about the crackers we ate and nothing else). We then went to the coolest place in the whole world, (*Disclaimer we would like to define coolest as a place that was very interesting) where we made these bracelets and hair ties/belts. Where the kid got three, and they were some of the coolest hair ties/belts ever. Which kind of makes you jealous enough that you wish you would have gone on the trip with us. #Wish_you_would_have_gone_on_the_trip_with_us_kind_of_jealously. Things are looking grim for you. But don’t worry for I have the plan. A plan to get you to come on this very awesome trip next year. And if impossible to get you your very own personal ultra awesome superdupereber Legend… wait for it … Dairy bracelets. There will be bracelets available when The Kid gets back from the trip. SO don’t worry me friend for you still have a chance, and that there is always hope and that you should never give up because the kid always has a plan ready to help you.

Yours truly,

The Kid

*Editors note: I think he means Minga Bracelets, not dairy but one never knows with the kid **The Kid is Jarick if you didn’t know

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