We left X-Ray 5 in Achuapa this morning having attended a hugely entertaining Sandanista celebration party, where the group performed a couple of songs before dancing to a local band.
Parties aside, X-Ray 5 are doing very well in their community in San Nicholas where they are working hard and being very well looked after by their families. The work is certainly very physical, with a lot of rocks being moved to improve paths and to channel a river, as well digging trenches. It will all be worth it though as the project will eventually bring clean water to the community.
Enough from me though, here is an X-Ray 5 update from blogger Harneel.
After a hectic changeover at fieldbase, we all boarded the bus for Nicaragua ready for another challenging but rewarding phase. The two community groups travelled together up to a town called Estelli before splitting to go to our respective villages.
Arriving in the village was quite daunting as we met our families, and contemplated the next two weeks of learning about a different culture and tackling the challenge of living with families who do not speak any English. However, we have all adapted and it's surprising how easy it is to communicate and many of us are learning some Spanish as we go along.
The work is certainly physically challenging and everyone is getting involved and helping out as we know all our efforts are for the benefit of our host families.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for our next blog update.
|Blogger Harneel with his host family|
|Cordon bleu: perfect tortillas by Jihari|
|Elly bonding with her host family|
|Another boulder shifted by X-Ray 5|
|The team take a well-earned rest!!|