And the older students took part in a successful Entrepreneur’s Day, under the mentorship of teacher Ben Tenato.
|Ace Lamani and Laetitia Greyling|
|Dr. Seuss on the back of the library|
One father asked me how to get his son to turn off the TV because he gets angry when the father turns it off. I suggested that his son probably wouldn’t mind turning off the TV if the father sat with him and worked on words and stories. At the next meeting, the father came with his son and the son gave me a stack of cards with pictures and stories. They had truly enjoyed working on this together.
|Yunga is at tall as Eileen|
The older learners performed “This Little Light of Mine,” a new song Larry taught this year. Afterwards, choking back tears, Eileen spoke to the Grade 7students. Many will go off to a high school that has severe limitations. And they will face racism and injustice in a country still breaking free from its harsh history. She urged the students to “Never let anyone try to put out your light. If someone tells you that you can't, remember me standing in front of you telling you that you can. And share your light with your younger brothers and sisters, cousins and neighbors. That is how your teachers learned and it is now your responsibility.”
It was a wonderful fifth visit, shared with friends who made their own impact on these deserving teachers and learner. We'll have more reflections soon...
Eileen and Larry