Working in El Trapiche

The Xavier Gators left behind their friends, families and the comforts of their lives to travel to Nicaragua to volunteer their time in the community of El Trapiche.

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The 17 students who traveled with us were excited to get their hands dirty to help this beautiful community with a garden, a playground for the students and a storage room.

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We were greeted by our new friends with warmth and smiles. They had a few songs they shared with us which were just adorable.

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After our warm welcome the girls got busy for the next few days, working side by side with the community members.

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They sanded and primed the bars for the windows, and dug holes…. Lots of holes.

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and more and more digging was done……Nicaragua 2014 2014-07-04 193 Nicaragua 2014 2014-07-04 195 Nicaragua 2014 2014-07-04 194 Nicaragua 2014 2014-07-04 189 Nicaragua 2014 2014-07-04 191 Nicaragua 2014 2014-07-04 179

And then after the holes were dug, they learned how to mix cement the old fashioned way……

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Mixing of the cement included: sifting the sand, mixing in rock, adding water and mix-mix-mix.

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Great work gators………. 

About xcpgator

I am lucky enough to be a mother of two wonderful children, a teacher to hundreds of talented students and a coach. There is nothing like traveling to an amazing place and watching hearts open to new experiences and people. This is why I am so passionate about our trip to Nicaragua with Me to We. I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures!
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