Several weeks ago, I began teaching English to two young ladies named Joselin and Pricsila, aged 15 and 13. We would meet for an hour in a storeroom or on the porch. Several of the mothers would watch us meet as did the teachers at the kindergarten in Purushila, the location of our classes.
Last week, Erelia, the founder of the school, asked if I might teach a larger group. On Friday, twelve students aged 13-18 came for an hour of class in English. We met in a crowded space on the porch. Today was our second day of class. Erelia set up a dozen chairs with a white board balanced on a tree for a class in the shade. It was our own space with lots of fresh air. We also were not interrupting the lessons of the younger students in our spot on the campus of the kindergarten.
It is this kind of looking out for us and for the students that makes the kindergarten teachers so special in Purushila.
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012