Today Peter accompanied me to the kindergarten in Purushila. Peter and the teachers talked about starting gardens with the children with the hope of expanding them to the houses in the community. The school also purchased a water filter.
Lady, Livi, Rosa and Erelia are full of ideas and very open to our ideas as well.
Yesterday, I asked many questions about how they thought the computers were going to work in the school, and they made adjustments to make it work. For example, since the five-year olds have flat desks and the six-year olds who will be using the computers have singleslant- topped desks, the two teachers agreed to switch desks for the year. When I asked a question about security, they showed me the extent to which the computers will be protected each night...in a locked file cabinet inside of a windowless locked closet, inside of a locked classroom. When they suggested that we do computers with the entire class rather than pulling out students for individual practice in small groups, I asked how we would supervise 20 children. They came up with four adults. It was like they were waiting for my next question with eagerness to answer it. They are so ready, so willing and so excited!
Here are some pictures from today's observations:
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012