The volunteer program is looking excellent for this summer. Two girls, both called Amy, are coming in July, which then will be replaced by Christopher from Germany, who them will be replaced my Emily and then Tonya in August. But we're still in dear need of volunteers from September!
Right now, there is construction work going on in Wachimak, but the Municipality of Tena has donated cement to fix up one of the classrooms. This is currently being worked on and we'd love to see some pictures of the work from current volunteers.
Summer school break starts 15th July, but meanwhile, volunteers can focus on other activities, such as agriculture, which is a great experience because the people of Wachimak still use old, organic and traditional farming methods. Volunteers can also use their personal skills, doing what they can in construction, art, music, sports or any other things they may be good at to keep the kids active and creative or help the community in it's development.
This year's project with volunteer funds has been decided, but it has been in the works since 2007, but due to lack of funds, it has not been accomplished - running water in the community. There is still some way to go, and we still need some more volunteer donations and volunteer placement fees to achieve this. You can help by donating money, or material. Here below is the shopping list given by the water administration in Tena, after invastigating the possibility of setting up a running water system in Wachimak:
- 9 sacos de cemento gris
- 1 tubo sanitario de
- 1 codo sanitario de 110 x 90
- 3 libras de clavos de 2 1/2
- 10 libras de alambre de ammarre n.-18
- 264 tubos PVCP de 50mm
- 3 codos PVCP de 50mm x 90
- 2 adaptadores PVCP de 50mm
- 1 válvula de bronce de 50mm
- 18 collarines PVCP de 50mm o 1/2
- 18 adaptadores flex de 1/2
- 180m manguera flex de 1/2
- 1 galón de kolipega
- 15 libras alambre de amarre n.-14
- 3 varillas de hierro de 10 líneas
- 5 varillas de hierro de 6 líneas