Build a school from recycled materials for Maya

Nov 13, 2008

Walking the land of the future site of the school

Land for the school
Land for the school

From the ground up.....The day before we departed from Comalapa we went to visit and walk the land. In order to get to the land we took a 15 minute walk through corn field paths outside the city of Comalapa. We met a farmer driving his set of cows home. We saw the sun's rays protruding from behind some clouds far to the west towards volcan Aqua which is near to Antigua. We also noticed that the land is rich and healthy and has a steep incline. This is good for our building purposes because as we level the land we will use what we excavate to pack the tires. The careage has five mature avocado trees on it and they were full of fruit. We took this as a fruitful sign because we love guacamole! here are some pictures toi give you a fair view of the land that awaits the vocational school.

Avocado trees
Avocado trees
volunteers, staff and Board of Director
volunteers, staff and Board of Director's viewing the land.

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Mateo Paneitz

Executive Director
Georgetown, MA United States

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