English Reading Time


This was perhaps the most surreal moment so far during my service and it happened at one of my good friend Scott Page's site in Embarcadero, Cocle.

A group of 6 PCVs headed up to Embarcadero to build a water en-catchment system that would provide water year around and also install the first shower in the community.  Upon arriving in the community in the local representante truck stuffed with supplies and PCVs we were greeted by all the community members rushing out to get a good look at the only fifth thru tenth Americans they had ever seen.  The immediately grabbed up everything in the truck and rushed it to the top of the community where the system was to be build.

The entire time we were in the community, there was no less than 20 kids surrounding us.  This included the work site, PCV's house, swimming along side our dugout canoes to the waterfall, where ever.  During one of our breaks from working I took the time to read a children's book to some of the girls.  

This whole trip was truly a Peace Corps moment.



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