March 30, 2012
Friday March 30- Our last but very satisfying day: Community Service
The WHHS Students spent the morning at the public school in the Bamu community, 1 km north of Puerto Jimenez - the "Escuela Bambu", to accomplish two projects: Paint the Lunchroom and prep the area behind the lunchroom for a vegetable garden. This community service project was supervised by Kristin the energetic Peace Corp Volunteer living here in Puerto Jimenez. Kristin Lucas, from Virginia has been in CR for 1.5 years and her term continues through December 2012. She is fluent in Spanish and then graced our Lodge final dinner with her effervescent presence. A shining example of all that the Peace Corps represents.
After the hard work in the sweltering heat, the Cafeteria, now with a fresh coat of baby blue paint and the garden hoed and weeded to create three furrows, we were treated to an authentic CR lunch of spiced hearts of palm, CR Coleslaw, rice and beans and homemade burgers. Upon return to the Lodge, a siesta in hammocks under the shaded canopy lulled by the shrieks of the pair of macaws that live on the property and the howler monkeys, followed by a hot "cuppa tea" - Mrs. Ashdown's special (with ginger and lemon grass from the Cocoa Plantation) rejuvenated the sunburned children, who are now packing and preparing their acts for tonite's talent show.
Love the rivers
Our heritage is based on a profound love of our rivers. The founders had it in their blood and it is here where we like to cast light on the great outdoor experience.
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