Last week a group of recently graduated students from the Bullis School in Maryland joined Habitat for Humanity Argentina for a work brigade in Santa Fe. Apart from learning about the community, playing soccer games, and forging connections with Argentine students, they participated in the thematic improvements program that is part of Habitat’s work in Santa Fe. This program allows neighbors to come together, decide on a necessary improvement for all the homes, and make the change collectively with the help of volunteers. Among other projects, the Bullis School volunteers repaired cracks in the exterior walls of 13 homes, where water and humidity were entering the homes and causing health problems. This was a particularly wonderful achievement because it was raining all week and the families noticed the difference immediately.
With positive attitudes they made a difference, and with opened eyes they embark on new paths, applying the lessons learned and finding new ways to help. Thanks Bullis School!
To read more about there experiences, check out their blog here.