After waving goodbye to the Fieldbase team, who had paid us a visit and helped out around the building site, we noticed that the school really seemed to be coming together. From metal support pillars to bricks and cement the expert team that is Alpha 6 were impressed!
Friday swung by and before we knew it we were on the 0645 bus to the city of Esteli. Although it was a 2hr bus journey there was no shortage of amusement; many thanks to one of our team mates and their incredibly weak bladder. Luckily the bus driver was kind enough to pull over! Esteli was very different to towns back home. It was a bustling city full of people but the infrastructure was less modern. We spent the day exploring the city and getting a much needed junk food fix. It’s always the little things that you miss the most (sorry mum and dad)!
Over the weekend we visited a past Raleigh project; a local community centre that is also used as a temporary home for those in need and has previously served as a pre school. It was nice to see what our project would resemble and the importance that it will have to the local community. We also paid a visit to the building instructor’s house where we took part in a small but cosy catholic mass. It was great to get a glimpse into this part of the local culture.
The past few days have been productive with a solid base to the school formed and brick walls now at window level. With the leaving party that the community is organising for us just a couple of days away things are looking great!