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Day 3 in Jordan: The Experiences Continue

The 2012 Building Peace by Building Homes participants recently returned from their trip in Jordan.  Below is a glimpse into their first couple of days during this exciting adventure. To find an amazing volunteer opportunity, search the AUA Directory of Recommended Organizations© today.

Photo Credits Marcela Garcia

At the homebuilding site, the team forms a “brick dancing line.” This is a technique that our Habitat for Humanity program officer Fadi taught us so that we could move large numbers of bricks to the top of the building with no more movement than a simple pivot. From right to left, Jacques, Dan, Mitch and Gideon pass bricks up to the top of the building.

A school in the city of Salt invites the Building Peace by Building Homes team to attend its Jordanian Independence Day celebration. There are several troupes of talented Dabke dancers, a teen heartthrob rapper, and a wildly enthusiastic audience.

The Building Peace by Building Homes team ends the evening with a meal in the ancient city of Salt.  It’s been quite the day but day 3 was a success. After dinner, it was  finally time for some rest. Tomorrow begins a new day with more adventures.

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