This afternoon Julia and myself, Christina attended the inauguration ceremony at BD Munti, marking the groups completion of all 14 eco-sanitation toilets that they have, rather amazingly, built for the community over the past 11 days.
We arrived at the school where the group had been staying to find everyone dressed up - a few of the locals had been along before the ceremony with outfits for all!
Everyone was presented with a beautiful flower garland as a Thank You from the community for all of their hard work. After a few speeches from the group, MYKAPS; our project partner, teachers, masons and a few of the locals, the group took us to see one of their toilets - even giving us a quick example of how one is used!
It is fantastic how much the group have been able to do in such a small amount of time. The group have quite obviously got on really well together and made the most of their time at BD Munti.
They are now heading to the Wayanad District to do 4 days of trekking!
Here are a few quick messages from some of the group!
Sian Hughes -
Hola Guys! Not sure if you are reading this or not but I did mail you guys! How was Malta, do you have a tan yet? ;-)
Having a super time, getting in with the lingo - namaskara! (no mascara haha)
see you in a week! hope to have a buenos birthday and celebrate when i get back
love you, miss you
Hello to everyone at home. I am having an Amazing time! I had a great birthday and the little presents made it! brilliant. i have actually tried curry, what an experience, but yesterday we found the tomato sauce, it made my day. I am missing you all but i am having the time of my life!
love you all!
I got your message the other day and it was nice to hear from you. I gather Becky's parents told you about the blog. Today has been the only chance i have had to reply and i've just taken off my Sari, hopefully the pictures will be here on the blog. I am having the best experience of my life but i am missing you and home so much. tell nanny and gammy i am missing them and not to worry. only one week until I am back!
All my love, Fran xxx