There is so much to do before students begin using the school site. The most important, being the building of the latrine. It is close to being finished. But it will still need the grass privacy fence around it. Hopefully students will be filling the rooms by the end of the week. Measurements have been taken for the windows and doors and they should be in by this weekend.
The children will be divided into 4 smaller groups next week and we will hold two sessions per day, a morning and an afternoon session. Right now the classes are too large and the abilities too various. Ken and I will begin one on one and small group tutoring in the late afternoons for the especially academically needy. There are definitley some children with significant developmental delays.
This Saturday, a phisotherapist will come out to meet Bisa (introduced in the previous blog) and give advise on what we might be able to do in order for him to be able to push his new wheelchair using the strength of his arms.
Also introduced in the previous blog is little Edward. I picked him up today, and he is no longer 'light as a feather'! He has actually gained weight!!! He is still shy, but he smiled and waved and came to me to hold him. I felt sustenance!!! The food we have been able to provide his family is definitely helping!!
It is an overwhelming task, what we have taken on, but the children are so happy.... it is all so worth every moment and dollar spent!!
Ken and Joy Hoffman. See the'Who We Are' page.