We are eagerly awaiting our summer break! Only two more weeks of school until the kids are out. We cannot wait. It has been a year of personal growth for all of us, parents included. Definitely a challenge and definitely hard. The kids have really done well considering what we have put them through. Imagine putting your 10 year old into a school where they cannot understand the language, do not fit in with the culture, where they look different from everyone else, and then ask them to do their best and have a good attitude. That is what we did to our kids, and they in general have persevered and made friends and learned spanish. Way to go kids! And so we are excited to see that work continues at the school to make it a great environment for our kids to learn and to grow! Here is the most recent report from Colegio Diospi Suyana.
Johannes Bahr presents the progress report
Dear Diospi Suyana friends and readers of the building report, it is the Christmas season, therefore it is the best time to plant flowers and construct a 5 meter chain-link fence. OK, maybe not in Germany or the US, but here in Curahuasi the weather is good for such work. So this week we have started to build the fence for the athletic field so no unwanted visitors come in and no footballs fly out. Since the fence must be clamped at such a tall height, it causes things to be a bit more complicated. And though our workers have never made this type of fence, they come with enough skill, strength, and ingenuity to deliver a quality result. But elsewhere there is also progress to report. The floor in the basement of the kindergarten is half built. Its missing the great room, which has served thus far as a warehouse. Therefore it must first by emptied and unnecessary items transported to the hospital. The planting also has been progressing. Currently 24 flower boxes have been filled with dirt and flowers. The best I’ve saved for last. The company UNTECSA has resurfaced and will now make the entrance gates. Their late completion of the order has however reduced their earnings. As of today, their payment will be deducted by about 685 euros due to the contractual agreement.
A beautiful Christmas season and God’s blessings to all! Johannes