Sr. Pamela Marie Buganski
“God is always talking to me when I am in Guatemala.”
Here are some pictures of the Probigua School where I spend most of my time each weekday. The top left picture shows a view of various work stations where one teacher will work with one student. Each desk has two chairs and a computer. Our computer is usually turned on to Google Translate so that my teacher can write out words that are new. We also will go directly to Google to research various questions or to demonstrate the word or subject that we are discussing; it is a magnificent tool You also notice many plants growing inside the school. The roof is made of hard plastic sheets with some places where a less opaque piece is inserted to give light from the sun. There are a few electric lights that we might use when it gets dark because it is raining. There are also a few ceiling fans. The school has cement walls that do not reach to the roof.
The second picture in the top shows the view if I look to the right from my desk. It is actually on a level higher than our desk. Because the school is built on a hill, there are various levels. This happens to be a place where a full panel of plastic windows is. There are several desks beyond there that can be used when it is not raining. There is also a guava tree as well an avacado tree and chili plants and likely other things. There is also a steep stone stairway that leads up to one desk....the penthouse class with the storage of additional desks and chairs.
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012