After a rather cool arrival day, we woke up to a beautiful sunny day.  After a quick breakfast, and an early exit, we were had a few logistical hitches before we set off to the building site.  We visited the hardware store on route which neighbours the local community centre.  After purchases of a few very needed tools; wheelbarrows, trowels, measuring tape & fishing lines, we made our way to the building site. 

We were super lucky today and we had 6 other volunteers from the GGA to help us to lay the foundations.  Today, we took on the task of concrete mixing, and energetically wheel barrowing it to the trenches.  The team soon jelled into building concrete block towers,  the “human chain” way of passing the blocks and preparing the site for the team tomorrow, to take the works to the next stage.

One car of the GGA team went on one of the monthly supply drops in the valley picking up Geraint on the way, delivering much needed food and clothes to the Cato Ridge Valley people which was a very emotional experience, in every way, big day for everyone!

In the meantime Lula and Theo made friends with some local kids and set up a photography & dance workshop.  A truly amazing experience, in which the photos, we’re sure, speak for themselves.

This evening, we were invited to an evening with ‘Gogo’ Heather, (Grandma).  It was a great honour to meet with the founder.  The meal, which actually felt like a banquet, was followed by a most amazing surprise to us by an indepth performance by the young Zulu warriors.  The energy was flying high and after the wonderful impromptu performance by GGA, the Brookfield GGA Team 2012 took a few lessons in Zulu dance.  We must practice more this evening as Ceasar, one of the Zulu warriors, is going to coach us throughout our stay!   Watch this space, there is talk of a UK GGA concert in 2013, we could be the backing dancers!!! 

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