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Construction, Sunshine, and Smiles

Another great day of service in the village of Peak Sneng. Today was another hot one but the heat didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits or desire to make a lasting impact at the school. The construction crew was especially busy preparing the classrooms for a new coat of paint and building a brick wall around a new compost heap and fire pit. The team began the day by donning surgical masks and attacking the layers of dirt and old paint with scrapers, wire brushes, sandpaper and water. The results were smooth, clean walls and a mountain of dust on the floor of each room. The hard work was made easier by the smiling faces, constant laughter and helping hands of the kids from the school. Another daily project the construction crew has tackled is building a 4-foot high brick wall around what will be a 20 x 10 area for composting as well as a new fire pit. The team has to mix their own cement and have learned a few tricks of the trade from their ever-watchful, local foreman who makes sure the bricks are laid straight. Many hands make light work as the whole wall was completed in just two days! Now it’s on to other important construction projects at the school…so stay tuned for more updates.

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Youthlinc is a Utah-based 501c-3 nonprofit dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians through local and international service. Learn more about our programs by visiting our website: www.youthlinc.org.

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