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    Day 53

    The Right Tools For the Job

    ¡Saludos desde El Salvador! We’ve got another day in La Chacra, and we’re busy finishing up their new youth innovation lab with Sister Betty and the neighborhood kids.

    In order for them to complete all of the projects they wanted to, they’d need the necessary equipment to do so. And as we talked about constructing planters for fresh flowers or shelves for the space, we knew that this meant getting some heavy-duty tools like a Dremel and electric drill, as well as other basic tools like hammers, nails, a leveler and clamps. We picked up all of these and then some, plus a big orange toolbox to keep all the small bits and bobs in order.

    Right away, we used these tools to hang up a mirror in each bathroom, and then construct a wooden box to be hung for storage along the wall. It was surprising to see how exciting a power tool could be to a 10-year-old, and all of them were eager to lend a hand and work on these projects.

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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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