We had a month to gather up tools to donate that will fill this shed with wrenches, pliers, saws, drills, and everything they need to make this a functional way to teach these boys a skill that will help them as they grow up and venture out into the world.
Unlike the other members in my family, I love to work on cars, so this sounds like a wonderful opportunity for me and for these boys. I would love to stay and learn right along with them! They will be able to maintain their own buses, which I hope will give them more confidence in what they can achieve.
The first time I went to Bolivia, our job was creating a base out of large rocks that later turned into a huge court for soccer and basketball games. Somewhere under that slab of concrete in Bolivia, there’s a rock with my name on it. That was a physically tough project, as this year’s will be, but both are so rewarding in such completely different ways.
I can’t wait to get back and share more pictures and stories about the kids, both in the Center and in other areas around Cochabamba we will visit.