The program started with the singing of the national anthem in Kichwa.
Today we graduated four boys. Darwin, Walpa, Jefferson and Edison. It will be a big transition for them....leaving a small gamer school in the hills overlooking Salasaca to a high school in either Salasaca or a nearby city. Either way they will be one of several hundred students....as the saying goes, more or less....From big fish to small fish in a much larger pond. They will survive.
Our custom here, is for the parent of each graduate to present the diploma. The parents are exceptionally proud of their children and you feel their emotion.