We all had a blast selecting the fabric for our saris and picking our kurtas! We all now have henna tattoos! Not to worry......they ONLY last a month! Yikes!
- Infinity Volunteers
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Our days have been jammed packed with various activities, construction, and socializing with the villagers. Today was no different.....
This morning, after breakfast, we did our daily yoga. After that the kids went right to work continuing with sand sifting for the concrete and assisting with the plastering. Late morning, a few of us visited the village nursery to bring Infinity Knitty Bears to the children.....they are precious. Later in the day we set up our volleyball nets and played badminton and volleyball with the local children until it was time for Andrew's Wound Care Clinic.
The Clinic was a huge success! Andrew gave a wonderful, informative presentation which Uma translated for him. The residents of the village were so grateful to receive the much needed supplies to help care for their families. Way to go Andrew!
I will post photos soon.
Monday, February 18, 2013
After a long day of construction, we traveled to a Hospice AIDS Home run by the Franciscan Sisters. It was a lovely facility filled with love. The Sisters, all trained nurses, have dedicated their lives taking care of this population that is abandoned by the rest of Indian society. Colton's Senior Project centered on this topic and the stigma that still exists with this horrific disease. He did an amazing job organizing activities for us to share with the patients.......art mural painting, singing, dancing, etc. It was heart-wrenching and eye-opening.
|Colton explaining the art mural project while Ravi translated into Telugu.|
|Beautiful Franciscan Sisters|
|Ella sang Hallelujah beautifully while the rest of the team sang back up!|
|Preparing the mural|
|Patients excited to participate|
|Much joy was brought to the community|
|Next song was Lean On Me|
|Distributing fruit we brought with us. A luxury for this part of the world.|
|Andrew and Daisy showing their dance moves|