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Whitburn Academy Blog 5

As our team from Whitburn Academy return to life in Scotland, we look back on their last days in Peru and their initial reflections on their experience: On Saturday morning we left New Hope with more hugs and farewells and headed to the airport to catch our flight to Cusco. We were greeted by sunshine and warmer temperatures on our arrival. We spent the afternoon on a walking tour of the city, visiting the stunning cathedral, the bario of San Blas and the temple of the sun, Qoricancha.    On Sunday morning we woke up before the sun rose to…

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Banff and Kincorth Team Blog 1

Tuesday 19th June. "When we arrived everyone was shattered but forced themselves to stay awake to take in the scenery. We were overwhelmed by the kindness of the people at Berea College when they greeted us. Seeing one of our worksites on our first day and the family who we will be building for made an impact on everyone. The family had stayed in their home for 50 years, the views were spectacular but the living conditions inside were so poor, it is difficult to put into words. Our group stood quietly and were touched by the kind words of…

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Galashiels Academy Blog 4

Tuesday 19th June Galashiels Academy completed their second day on the worksite for Jackson, and have made amazing progress. The foundations were completed and then each of the team got to lay the first bricks.

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Galashiels Academy Blog 3

Monday 18th. The team visited the TAWREF offices this morning before driving to their work site to start the building of a new home for Jackson. Jackson is seven years old and lost both his parents to HIV/AIDS. He currently lives with his grandmother (Jackson with the group above) The team made fantastic progress with lots of pick axe swinging and shovelling. By the end of the day they had completed digging and filling in the foundations!   Tonight the hungry troop are heading out to enjoy a meal at Deliz Chez.

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Galashiels Academy Blog 2

Sunday 17th Early rise for the KCMC church service at 8am, followed by a visit to Moshi Childrens Christian Centre in the afternoon (see group photo following Scotland’s 7-2 victory over Tanzania at football today at MCCC).

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Galashiels Academy Blog 1

Saturday 16th  June.  Galashiels Academy arrived safely at Moshi and are enjoying their first day in Tanzania. The group were together this morning for their orientation meeting, and will be heading in to explore Moshi this afternoon. Everyone is good health and high spirits.  

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