Theme: Together We Build
Partner Organizations: Un Techo para Costa Rica, Habitat for Humanity, City Year
The Burke team completed community service projects in both Panama and Costa Rica with the Techo non profit organization, led by local young people from age 18-25. In Panama, the team worked in a rural community outside of Panama City. They were given a blueprint of a modular house and they had to dig post holes for the homes and build 3 complete houses, including the floor, walls, windows, and roof. They worked from dawn to dusk with local neighbors and future owners of the houses. It was quite an exhausting yet exhilarating experience for the entire team. In a community outside of San Jose, Costa Rica, the team helped to remodel the local community center, painting the entire structure inside and out. They also worked with local residents in making additional improvements.