The entire village turned out early Saturday morning. Before sundown they would build a strong chicken coop of local bamboo, and a large concrete pond to raise fish for eating. Sunday was the big party. After educational games at the learning tree, they would have contests and races and music to celebrate the official start of Project Protein
|Our foreign friends can't do volunteer work, but they can watch and measure our progress.|
This Couple rapidly cut and shaped
the bamboo for the chicken coop
|Each piece has to fit perfectly into the design.|
|Thin slats mesh with strong |
beams and crossbars.
|The coop is ready for the 30 waiting chickens.|
|The party starts with learning time|
If you bust your balloon first, you win.
The littlest kids watch the show
(or the photographer)
Everybody gets a prize
This boy volunteered for the big relay
Wash your face, no hands allowed. Blow on the flour. Eat a cake. Bust a balloon. Win a prize!
The moms love it as much as the kids
We built a chicken coop and a concrete
fishpond and had an all-day party.
Let's take one more picture.