Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Students from Tokai University, Japan build in Durgapur!

From the 22 February - 7 March, 13 students and 1 teacher from Tokai University built with Habitat in Durgapur satellite in Bangladesh.

The Satellite Coordinator and Construction Supervisor were impressed with the team's enthusiasm and dedication during the build. 

The team helped in preparing bricks for construction; carrying sand, bricks and cement; mixing 
mortar for cementing; laying bricks and cementing the foundation and walls; and, digging and leveling the earth 
at the worksite. They completed their work eagerly while the HFHI-B team ensured that all safety measures were 
being followed correctly.

On Friday the 27th of February, the team had a rest day and went site seeing around the local area. They enjoyed 
the beautiful sites of the ceramic hills, the lakes at Bijoypur and visited the Meghalaya border at Ranikhong.

The team also had the opportunity to visit a local school where they donated school stationary and interacted with
the local community.

When it was time for farewells, the community in Durgapur were sad to see the team leave, but hope that more
teams will join them in the near future! Thanks must go to the Volunteer programs team and the Satellite staff in
helping to make the team's experience in Bangladesh a memorable one!

For more info on volunteer opportunities, please email Sanjay


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