May 22nd

posted May 24, 2012, 1:52 PM by Ian Fitzner   [ updated May 24, 2012, 1:52 PM by Ethan Shirley ]

Today was our first day at Cotia, the girl’s school outside of Pocone. There are 30 girls split up into a morning and afternoon group. We brought the molds pre-assembled to save time. The girls helped us to oil the molds, mix the concrete, and pour the casts. In addition to the day’s activities we lead a lesson with the girls, an intro to the filter, waterborne illnesses and simple English phrases. Although everything went well today we gained new appreciation for taking a day before beginning work on the filter to play with the kids and get to know them like we did at Nazare.