Zanzibar: Day 7

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digging a pipe
Trenching a new waterline at a local school

Today we were supposed to teach science and conservation topics to children, but some large cracks had formed in the tubing to the school’s main water supply, so the priority was shifted to fixing it. We spent the afternoon digging a trench from the main water supply to the other side of the courtyard. It was difficult work, as the ground is full of fossilized coral rock material (it’s found throughout the whole island and is super hard). Some rocks wouldn’t break under our pickaxes, so we had to divert a path around the unbreakable rocks to ensure the new piping would stay submerged. We were so winded after finishing that my group got the rest of the day off!

P.S. If you missed my first post about my work as a conservation volunteer in the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, check that out here!