The pre-school program in Mal Pais is in full swing and this years new recruits are already showing so much progress, which is very pleasing. We have also started a school organic garden, with volunteers helping us teach the children the importance of growing healthy food and caring for the planet.
Two of our volunteer teachers have started a community football club for the children, which has been well received and they look forward to future games with other villages and schools.
The public school of Mal Pais were part of a government funded program, where every student was given a laptop. They now have computer classes as part of their curriculum which are taught by a local volunteer. The director has asked us to buy a new router to help with internet access as the last one we purchased, fell victim to humidity, we should have a new one in the next few weeks.
At the end of this month twenty overseas students will be visiting the area and their director has asked if they can volunteer with the program. The answer was "Yes, please!" They will be helping the public schools and the pre-schools in Mal Pais with yard clean-up and also reading stories and playing games with the children.
We are also planning a fundraiser for the end of this month, we'll be using a projector to play an outdoor movie with food/drink and a raffle. It will be fun to sit on blankets and enjoy a movie while raising money for our graduate students so they can have the opportunity to continue with a bilingual education.
For now no big plans for June...just waiting for the rain!!!