During a week-long school holiday, GVI volunteers and a bunch of brilliantly keen kids, gave the school at Barbasco a facelift. The walls in both classrooms were cleaned and painted a fresh shade of blue, while a smaller room - previously being used for storage - was converted into a brand new classroom for the 1st Grade students.
With bright yellow walls, complete with the alphabet and numbers, it´s the perfect space for the younger kids to learn... and have fun! With help from all the kids and Sandra - teacher and director at Barbasco - the main classroom was also decorated, and we all agree it looks GREAT!
This year, we are continuing with the secondary school, now with three grades functionning well. These past couple of months, the kids and young adults, have been concentrating on arts and crafts, with some excellent results. The regular exams are showing great progress for the children and young adults from five communities in the one school. Many thanks.
All our children in our 100% funded secondary school in Honduras passed the grade andc will continue on once the holidays are over in March 2010. Yet more children from 4 communities will also be joinig us for first-time secondary education bringing our total number of children up to 70. We may have to emply another teacher, bringing us to 4 teachers, which whilst increasing the wage-bill, improves the standard of education yet more.
Happy New Year and cheers
Greetings. Our school in Honduras is coming to the end of the second year and the children's results have been superb. To start fundraising for next year, I will be embarking on a Charity Challenge this weekend, climbing 4 volcanoes in 6 days, so please, if you can, spare a penny or two to help raise funds for such a good cause.
Despite all one reads in the news and sees on the TV, Honduras is trying to continue as normal. Our project, especially the secondary school has continued without break, allowing the children to still receive their secondary education. Exams so far this year have produced incredible results, and all the children should be moving up a grade at the end of the year. Numbers are expected to double for next year, which is an incredible feat. Secondary education is paramount, and our roject allows many children and adults to be able to take advantgae of it.
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