Bathing Day…

The first wash in over a week… Three boys followed us to the waterhole, and then slowly over time, the whole under 12 demographic of the village came to watch us bathe. That was eventually brought to an end by an old lady who came to chase the boys away with a stick. She had been told another … More Bathing Day…

School’s back…

With classes from prep to grade 8, and only four teachers, all of who have lost family or homes in the earthquake, it’s been difficult to keep up with the kids’ hunger for learning. I taught an English class for an hour, and the kids refused to go home, so we went for three hours … More School’s back…

Million Star Hotel

5am. Light streams in through the gaps in the wooden panels. The sun is up. My back is out from having slept on the wooden beams that Maya calls her bed… But as I come to, I realize that’s not what has awoken me… what sounds are those? Birds. Amazing birds… and children,.. and adults. … More Million Star Hotel