Time of my Life

We spent our last full day in El Salvador Zip Lining from tree to tree, pouring buckets full of Chispa in the top layer of bricks on the house, sanding the walls from top to bottom, and dancing our hearts out with the community of Getsemani. It may have only been a few hours of…

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Babson’s efforts in El Salvador: An outsider’s perspective

This is my second summer coming to Getsemaní, El Salvador and it is the highlight of my summer. On this trip I am the only person who does not have a direct contact to Babson; I am neither a student nor an administrator. I attend Providence College and have zero experience in the world of…

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Building Connections over Chispa,

Two days ago, our team of nine lounged at an ocean resort in El Salvador, sipping our “coco locos” and enjoying the sun. Fast-forward to Tuesday afternoon, and we were mixing “chispa” (concrete) in the hot sun to build a small family home. This contrast of environment seemed great to me as we attempted to…

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