Construction on the new building has moved forward at a rapid pace.
|January 18 - Tiles about 2/3 done and brick walls partially cemented over|
|January 18 - Walls being cemented|
|January 19 - Walls completely cemented and tile floor completed. |
Tile grouting still to be done
|January 19 - Tiling the kitchen floor|
Gordon has begun to cut down some of the desks that were too high for the children, and we have now hired a local man to plane the new wood that Gordon has purchased to build new benches/desks.
|January 18 - Gordon and Tee Tee reconstructing a desk|
|Planing the wood - a very noisy job|
|January 19 - Gordon and Tee Tee (and OB Happy) testing the re-sized desk out for size|
Four new children arrived late on Monday, and are adjusting well.
|January 18 - Drawing pictures with Riem, age 3, the youngest of the new arrivals|
Moira and Jill have arrived from the UK, bringing loads of supplies, and are enthusiastic about getting some new programs together.
|Loads of new toys, games and books brought from the UK by Moira and Jill!|
|Jill, Moira and Christina (and me taking the photo) working out some programming for the kids|
Several of the staff and volunteers are working diligently to get the tea towels with the HVC logo sewn and packaged, so they can be sold to raise more funds.
|Honour Village dish towel. Email me if you would like to buy some!|
|Sue demonstrating how to fill the steam iron|
Sadly, Wednesday was Christina's last day. She is a teacher from Portugal who bonded well with the children, and there were many long faces when she left.
|Christina and some of the 32 resident children|
The children love the new Matchbox cars that Gordon and I brought along. Next year, I think we'll bring some more, as well as one of those road map carpets.
|Playing with the little cars|
|Christina joining in the action songs|