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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BY PRIYANK MENON, GRADE 12
This was my second and last Habitat for Humanity build and it was the best one I have experienced. From the moment the bus le  school un l the moment we got back, I enjoyed every minute of it. The group this year consisted of 20 students from 9th grade to 12th grade and we went back to Rayong, Thailand. The students this year worked very hard every day to build a house for a family in need. We even were allowed to visit the area that this family was living in before and it brought tears to many eyes as these people had been living in such tough condi ons for so many years. This just mo vated us to work as hard as we could and
we managed to even  nish the house, which is a very big accomplishment. From making buckets of cement to moving all the bricks, we all enjoyed every part of the construc on process, even if we are not the most skilled.
The group this year had many di erent personali es however we all got a long very well and made it enjoyable for everyone on the trip. The family we were helping were very grateful for what we were doing and it made up even more mo vated to make sure that they were happy with what they were ge ng. Every day we were provided with the best food and best hosts so we students were very grateful to the family for providing us with the opportunity to help them as well as work alongside them.
A er a rigorous building schedule, we all went for a relaxing day on the beach. We went snorkelling and island hopping which was much needed as we were all exhausted. However, the best part of the trip for me was going back to see the house that we built last year. The house looked so good and it brought back many emo ons for a lot of last years builders as it was a proud moment for us to see that our work had paid o  and the family was s ll living there and enjoying it. This habitat build may have been my last one, but it will be the one I remember and miss the most. Through this build, we all became closer as friends and made memories that will last forever. For those who had considered joining Habitat, this is an experience that you will not want to miss out on!
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