Posts

Showing posts from 2010

Eric And Megan were here for only a short time but really made a difference.

Image

December 23rd,,,,The Last Day Of Classes For 2010.

Image
Christmas presents for all the kids. A gift from the family of one of our past volunteers from Switzerland.


We had a great group of volunteers here at Katitawa in December. They worked hours on the decorations. One of the masterpieces, in my opinion is the Christmas Tree made up of recycled plastic bottles. The tree was designed by Michael and almost everyone had a hand in putting it together.

In the end, unlike most Christmas trees it ended up not in the fire, but back in the recycle center.

Merry Christmas to all. See you in 2011.

Christmas And Kapac Raymi Celebrations Dec. 21 At Katitawa

Image
Celebrating these two seasons on the 21st of December has become a tradition here at Katitawa School. The celebaration started with a flag ceremony where all the students marched into the small football pitch.










Silent night.
>We endeded the first part of the program with a couple of piƱatas.




The second part of the program was the Kapac Raymi celebration. After a short intermission where we gave some refreshments to all of the visitors we reassembled on the grass around the Andean Cross.



The princesses has arrived.





Image
Image
Image
Image

The First Two Weeks Of The 2010/2011 School Year Are Now History.

Image
We opened the school year with a small ceremony attended by a few parents, our three full-time teachers and our 10 volunteers. The students returning from last year were amazed at the changes that were made during the two months of vacation.

One of the biggest surprises that met with 100% approval was the re-make of the English classroom. This year we will use this classroom as a combination, English, Music and Drama room. We removed the bulky combination desk/chairs and replaced them with three tables and plastic stools.


Now we can change the class from English to Drama or Music by stacking the stools and pushing the tables against the wall....Giving plenty of open space.

The symbols that were painted on the ceiling gives an idea of what will be taught in this room through out the day.



The Great Wall Will Not Be Finnished By The Start Of School---But It Will Be Close.

Image