RSIS Big Build Ecuador: Camp Costa
Posted: 12 July 2018
Yesterday was a double celebration, not only was it the team’s first night at Camp Costa but it was also Abbey and Obi’s birthday.
The team celebrated with plenty of cake and a piñata.
We wish both Abbey and Obi a very happy birthday, we hope it was one you will never forget!
Student blog update
By: Amelia, Benjie, Max, Matthew and Justice
After a breakfast of scrambled eggs, we were split into two groups and introduced to the construction sites where we would be working for the next eight days.
One group was assigned the task of clearing the grass around the soon to be Children’s Center as well as digging a trench in order to build a ramp. The other group had to dig foundation holes, and fill them up with cement that was mixed by hand.
After lunch, the groups switched locations and continued on the same tasks. Some of us had a brief encounter with a few of the local children from the primary school and we ended up playing a nice game of football together.
After a hard day of work, we were introduced to the concept of “bucket showers” which were necessary due to the limited supply of running water in the area. The experiences we shared helped bring us all closer together, and we ended the day with a birthday celebration for two of the campers.
Overall, the first day was an opportunity for us to have a new experience with leadership positions as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with new people in new surroundings, and we can’t wait to discover what the rest of our trip has in store for us!