The CAA and E=H volunteers pulled weeds, prepared a traditional garden plot, planted a mandarina lemon tree, and installed three vertical hanging gardens that included potted herbs. The children will be able to plant more flowers, herbs, and vegetables and learn to care for plants. This required A LOT of elbow grease! Volunteers also installed a new water line and faucet near the new garden area. In addition, another group sanded, prepped, and painted the library’s metal security gate! Whew!
Members of the Education Program, Johanna Fernandez/Victor Vasquez, with Jacqueline Ramirez Araya, stopped by to meet the Hogarcito staff, the E=H team members, and enjoy watching the kids engage in games/festivities.
At 11:45am, the group moved on to their next community service project at Faithful Servant Mission.
Scott McAnally, Leader of the Education Committee, sends his appreciation to CAA member and tour director, Dustin Dresser, and his family for hosting the E=H group at Hostel Sabana and getting them to Isla Tortuga, a ziplining tour, and all over the area.
The Education = Hope group reported that the Tortuga tour and ziplines were their favorite fun activities, but the Hogarcito experience and the Faithful Servant Mission visit to the home of a Bajo Tejares family were the most impactful memories of the trip. Scott sends his thanks to the volunteers who made our visitors feel welcome and those that helped to brighten the lives of children in San Ramon.
* The CAA Education Committee partners with Education = Hope, a 501c3 not for profit located in Fort Mills, South Carolina. E = H has a parallel mission of providing education to children in the Americas and Africa. Its website is http://educationequalshope.org/.