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Westchester Students Build Homes, Fill Hearts In Nicaraguan Service Trip

Members of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Hills and Bedford Presbyterian Church spent a week in Nicaragua helping build homes in remote villages.
Members of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Hills and Bedford Presbyterian Church spent a week in Nicaragua helping build homes in remote villages. Photo Credit: Contributed
Students, seen here pouring mixed concrete, build foundations for the villagers' homes.
Students, seen here pouring mixed concrete, build foundations for the villagers' homes. Photo Credit: John Haffey
Westchester volunteers stand beside one of their buildings.
Westchester volunteers stand beside one of their buildings. Photo Credit: John Haffey
Students were able to explore the remote beauty of rural Nicaragua.
Students were able to explore the remote beauty of rural Nicaragua. Photo Credit: Contributed

BEDFORD CORNERS, N.Y. -- For most teens, vacation means a time to kick back, relax and unwind. However, more than 60 Westchester students traveled to Nicaragua this winter to spend their February break helping rural families in needs.

Students traveled to the remote Nicaraguan villages through Temple Shaaray Tefila and Bedford Presbyterian Church, and built homes for the poorest of the poor. The February trip marked the 14th visit Temple Shaaray Tefila has made to the area, and has been a community activity since 2004. The students worked in El Portillo and El Campuzano in the Nindiri region, approximately 45 minutes outside the capital city of Managua.

Among the student's task were mixing concrete, building foundations, stacking block and cement walls and attaching roofs to provide protection from the hot sun and rain.

To hear more about the student's experience via Fios 1, click here .

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