Sunday, February 10, 2008

Three Ladies From London, And A Guy From Missouri

We had the pleasure of having Hanna, Amy, Becky and Ryan, volunteer for a week at the school.
The walk to the school in the mornings is always a pleasure. I have probably said this a thousand times,….It is a wonderful way to start the day.

The week was pretty short as it came in the middle of Carnival and then only a half a dozen showed up for classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Because of the latest eruptions of Tungurahua, which is just a couple of miles away, the officials of the province announced the clouser of all the schools in the Tungurahua Province would be closed because there was a lot of ash in many areas. Fortunately, there was no ash in Salasaca and a few did not get the word so we had classes anyway.

I don’t know how long it normally takes for adults and children, teachers and students, or just strangers who come together to bond, but last week it was about seven and a half minutes. They arrived on Friday they were lasting friends by the first recess.Since we had some time we decided to paint the outside wall of the cafeteria. There was not enough time to finish the job but from the pictures you can see the progress. It was a joint effort by all the kids, young and older. Check back next week to see the progress.

And this is what it looks like today.

Hanna, Amy and Becky have continued on their journey here in Ecuador and I wish you all safe and happy trails. Thank you for your time. It was a pleasure to know you all.

And Ryan, he will be here for a few more days, weeks or maybe months.

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