India Expedition: Day 3 - April 6th, 2018

Aaron, Sukriti, Dan, and Tushar left for HPS Suyalgarh early in the morning to oversee the delivery of the solar powered classroom. The remainder of the team arrived after breakfast to see the shipping container already in place and continued the previous day’s projects.   

Dan and Emma began preparing the space for the water catchment system with the help of the school’s founder, Brijmohanji. Before establishing the school 8 years ago, he worked in agriculture. He offered his vast knowledge to demonstrate an innovative method for working with available materials (string, sticks, stones) to accomplish this task. Together they dug, leveled the earth, and measured the diameter for where the water catchment will later be placed. 

The bricks for the water catchment system’s foundation arrived and the team applied the Ugandan way of tossing to transport the bricks from up on the road down to the ground near the classroom.

Brijmohanji and his wife generously invited us to share a meal in their home. The vibrant house was built over 200 years ago and has been passed down from generation to generation. We were thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their daily lives as we assisted in the preparation of the chapati for the meal. 

We were immensely grateful to deepen our connection with Brijmohanji today – after all, our work is grounded in collaborative relationships.

Following the day’s projects, we hiked to a nearby waterfall and went for a swim to relax and cool off.

Our hearts are full.