Friday was Funday Friday at the All Hands base. Instead of going out to our field sites we worked on projects around our base like bush whacking to clear our parking lot, doing an intensive community trash clean-up, attending a first aid seminar, deep cleaning the base, attending the AHV organizational crash course, tool maintenance, and building storage shelves.
Surprise, surprise, I chose to work on the community trash clean up. In about 3 hours we gathered up about 20 bags of trash mostly plastic candy and chip bags, clothing, and plastic chai cups from the streets and a debris pile, formed by a collapsing garage, next to our base. While we didn’t find any pianos like the Putah Creek clean-up circa 2010, there were a few plenty of gross finds like dirty diapers and the prize for my heard work was unearthing a bottle of usable “Feisty Fuchsia” nail polish. There doesn’t appear to be any trash collection services in this part of the town so the litter will likely reappear quite quickly.
So what mades this a fun day?? We only worked a half day and had the rest of Friday off. In the evening a few volunteers arranged a volunteer fundraiser to help raise money for our community projects. We are looking to start something similar to Project Sunshine or Little Dreams here in Kathmandu.
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