"Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire."
Hi there all, sorry for the delay in getting this post up, it’s been a busy time all around but we are now all settled back in for the school year and can give you some updates. do my essay onlineEvery child was back
at school for the beginning of the new term for 2013, a couple were a day late but got there in the end. All the children are now at either Haradali, or Shepherds, with one, Esther, at the New Life Secondary school. Several new boarding arrangements have been put in place for those who were struggling with getting to school, or being able to complete their studies. Both schools supply enough good food and learning environments for the boarders, with Haradali also buying milk of a local farmer, all the boarding children get a full glass of milk every night. Blandina has been exceptionally busy, getting everyone stocked up again for the year. She takes 20 – 30 children at a time to the Tengeru markets, where they are installed at a stall with a drink and a snack, and then she takes four at a time to get their shoes and necessities. It involves a lot of bargaining and is a busy, noisy experience, but it would be impossible to do without her and get the prices that she is able to buy for, being local. The whole exercise takes several hours and is quite a mission! The first Saturday of every month is the visiting day at Shepherds, where the boarding children meet with their guardians or relatives. Blandina takes a snack and drink for the children on these days and spends the morning with them, they are always happy to see her and confide in her if there are any problems. Haradali conducted their first monthly tests last week, so we will know very shortly who is managing and who isn’t with their work. This in turn will dictate who needs some extra tuition. Once again, thanks to everyone who has paid their fees, it’s much appreciated, and rest assured that the children have made a good start to the academic year. Check also the photos going up on facebook, and they will also be published to this gallery shortly. Thanks, Mary and Vinnie.