Friday, November 1, 2013

Nov 1st: Reflections on our Team

Halloween in Akola was a great day. We hauled large stones in our rock taxi for 2. Very very large stones take four people. We have made many friends now and everyone sat quietly as we handed out stickers candy and trail mix. Our hosts supplied the chia tea.

Each member of our team has worked very hard. Jen, Ashley and Justin have really bonded with the kids. Duck duck goose, photos and card games of go fish keeps everyone; adults and kids laughing. Victor and Lonnie have left but our hosts still ask about them. Rebecca and Wray compete to carry the largest stones, Freda and her new friend Laxmi, both daadis, grandmas, never stop and without a doubt have carried the most rocks. Bill and I take turns with Parbhu on the rock taxi. We all have fun with our hosts on the ‘conga line’ passing ‘C’ment person to person sometimes as far as 50’. We have been so graciously been accepted by our hosts and have taken tea in many of the villagers homes.   

The dam is almost done but our friendships will last forever.

Freda teaching the kids origami. 

                                            Jen with the kids.

Russ Carmichael 
DWC Participant 
India, October 2013

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