The construction of the concrete garden beds was handled by a different group of volunteers that were there many weeks prior to us. Our project consisted of adding the soil and manure, mixing it, and planting the seeds into the garden beds.
When the teacher called the kids in for lunch, we were so humbled that they also offered some to us. Their lunch is a government provided meal and only consisted of mainly corn-based products. It was such a kind gesture! As our group was made up of five adults and four kids, we said we would all share a small plate, as we didn’t want to take any of the food away from the students. We were told that at times, lunch was the only meal some of the kids would receive in a day.
After the work was done, we headed outside to play. The happiness that exuded from these kids was so endearing. Some of them played soccer, while others decided to play a version of the game, Red Rover. We were so impressed with how confident, sweet, and kind all the children were. It was truly a humbling experience and I’m so glad that my own kids were present to take part in the experience as well.