Today was our second day of teaching in the morning and construction work in the afternoon. For teaching, we came with the experience of the first day, which really put a lot of our team more at ease. We also shared a lot with each other about what worked and what didn’t. It turns out a lot of things didn’t work on the first day, so we got flexible – flexible is a favorite term on this trip – and made it work.
Prior to teaching, Olga, the principal of the school, gave us a tour of some of the classrooms and the science lab and library. Both the science lab and library were very small, and the library didn’t have very many books. It was an eye opener to see these rooms and to be reminded of the privileges we have in the United States. There are so many things we take for granted.
In the afternoon we split into two groups for the construction period of the day. Some of us painted railings and some of the rooms inside the church. The rest of the group worked on leveling the ground where a shed is going to be built. We are making progress!
In the morning we have an early wakeup call – we are performing a skit and a song in front of the students before classes begin.