October 22, 2018 Pouring Concrete for the School Roof
Concrete was poured for the roof on the new office and kitchen at the Sujata Academy. Pouring concrete is very labor intensive and is the most difficult part of the current construction project. The concrete could have been easily transported by using a concrete mixer truck if this project was in Korea. However, ready-mixed concrete is not available near the school.
A total of 140 people, including JTS activists, Indian staff, and students, transported the concrete by carrying the containers on their heads.
During break time, people shared some desserts such as Mitai (a sweet snack made of milk and bean powder) and apples.
It was long past the time to leave work, but all the school staff changed into their working clothes and worked until late into the night. The 9th grade students also came to help out when school ended. I was wonderful to see everyone cheerfully participating in the tough job.
All the staff members, and the middle school and high school students, joined in to help but the work was not completed until late in the evening. The construction project is more meaningful as those who work and study at the school are building it themselves. Everyone involved is the owner of Sujata Academy.