School’s back…

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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 and past school time. Our art sessions went for two hours.

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We talked about what everyone wanted to do after school and discussed the skills that might need to be built up for the various professions they were all aiming for… Doctors, teachers, farmers, soldiers, artists, tourist guides, drivers…unnamed

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These kids deserve our attention. They are desperately seeking to learn and be taught, and they have nothing. Literally every house in this village is destroyed to the ground. Every child you see here is homeless or living in a shed. There is no reason for them to miss out on being educated just because they are isolated and poor. IMG_8991IMG_9030IMG_9045

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Dr. Sarina showed the kids how to stay clean, and the teachers how to use first aid…IMG_8258IMG_8621
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Sport time gathers everyone in one place… Sport gear – feet and flip flops.IMG_8323IMG_8471

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And then there’s home time – some kids have to walk 35 mins up the mountain… IMG_8638

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2 thoughts on “School’s back…

  1. Touching. Inspiring. Eye opening. The children are lucky to have you, and I am lucky to have stumbled across your posts.
    Thank you for sharing your kindness with us all.

    Liked by 1 person

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