The team had the opportunity this morning to visit the schools in Soto and in Maria Auxiliadora. We had met on Monday with the Soto students during the day-camp at the TEARS Centre. So it was great to see them again at their school with their teachers. We received many big smiles and were enthusiastically welcomed in song. Lorne led the children in a blackboard exercise using numbers 5 and 3 that ultimately resulted in an outline of a lion which was very attention-getting.
|Math work at the blackboard|
|Soto School class|
The older students at the TEARS school in M.A. will be coming to the Centre for a three-day camp starting tomorrow. After talking to Chelo and Judith, it looks like an excellent camp program awaits them.
|El Camino school|
|Judy and her girls|
The water system there is functioning very well with Polo servicing clients.
|Polo selling water|
We were also met at Soto by representatives of Aguas de Unidad, an NGO that specializes in the installation of community-based water systems and related health training. Discussions centered on how we might work together to install such a system for the Soto Community.
|Discussing Soto water project|
Cliff and Don