Saturday, September 29, 2012

Up-Date No. 2. 42 Days To Complete The Birthday Project

The days are passing quickly and there is a lot of work to do.  The volunteers are wonderful.  The sad fact is that five are leaving at the end of next week.  Anyone who is in the area and would like to pitch in....Click Here.

I am going to list the projects on the Side Bar by numbers


New Mural Designed And Painted By The Art Students....With a little help from Bec, the art teacher.

Step 1...Prepare the space.
 
Step 2...On you mark.
 
Step 3...Let the party begin.
 
 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Katitawa 15th Birthday....Will be the biggest event of the year. Update No. 1....43 Days to go.

The count-down has started.  Only 43 Days to go.

Clean-up, fix-up projects have been started and I will try my best to keep you all informed of the progress.


The bathroom has been painted and new instructions on how to use the water-less toilets have been painted on the wall in front of the toilet.  Good reading material.
1...A Commemorative T-shirt is being designed by one of the volunteers, and will be available in two weeks.  I think all of the past volunteers will want at least one of these shirts, to not only keep the memories alive, but also to help cause.

2..The entrance sign, that we have had on the side.bar of the blog for several years is now under construction.  It will be ready by Nov. 8th at the latest.  I will keep you advised.

Sofie, a volunteer from several years created this drawing of a future project that we wanted to undertake. It will soon be a reality.

It will  make the school entrance beautiful and special.


3...The combination storeroom and workshop, which was once a classroom and the second building at the school got a face-lift. Project completed.  Thanks to the volunteers.


4....The Art Classroom, under the direction of Bec, the art teacher also got a new look.
 
 
Project Completed.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

On November 11, Katitawa Will Be 15 Years Old

In just a few weeks Katitawa will be celebrating its 15th birthday.  We are planning a big party which will start on the 9th and end on the 11th.

We are currently trying to locate all of the past volunteers.  We need your help with pictures and stories of your time here.  If you have not heard from us, please contact us as soon as possible.

We plan to publish a booklet shortly after the close of ceremonies which will include the past, present and our plans for the future.  All of the current volunteers will be working overtime to make sure this event will be one to remember.

We are contacting all of the past students and their families to bring them all together for the first ever reunion.

If you ever thought about returning for a visit....This would be a wonderful time to do so.

We are trying to make this a self funded event, but I am sure we could use some extra help.  If you have a little extra cash you would like to throw in the pot....Feel Free.
  We will be printing some T-Shirts and other items that we will sell to help cover costs.

Keep reading the blog for information about this great event.


Kuya Raymi 2012

Kuya Rami is one of the four festivals celebrated here at Katitawa.  This coincides with the September Equinox which falls on the 22nd this year.  It is a day when ancient civilizations all over the world knew that something was different,  The day and the night was the same length.  Here in Salasaka, I am sure they did not see much difference, but they did notice that on the Ecuadtor, just a few kilometers to the north they found that at noon, if you put a stick in the ground there was no shadow.  (I will have some pictures of our little celebration tomorrow.)