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    Cooling of the Apopa youth center

    Day 59

    A New Screen

    Today, we’re in El Salvador, continuing our work at the youth innovation lab in Apopa. One thing that is certain about the community center is that when it’s filled up with children and adults alike running around, it gets hot.

    For safety reasons, Sister Conchy will often keep the door closed, trapping the hot air inside with little opportunity to cool the place down when participants have left for the day.

    They used to have a screen door that would keep items in the building secure while still letting the airflow through, but it broke and they weren’t able to pay the costs to fix it. So today, we finally got that door fixed again!

    Now this way, people can run around and have fun in the center, and Sister Conchy can use her new fans and fixed screen door to keep it cool.

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    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.

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