Thursday, October 14, 2010

First Parent/Teacher conference

Today we went to our first meeting with Jorge, Miguel, and Fatima's teachers. They are in a special ed class right now but we found out today that in February they will be able to enter their current grade! Yea!
Next Tuesday a psychologist is supposed to come from Tegucigalpa to meet with the students and we are looking forward to talking to her about our three as well.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We are still looking for sponsors. It costs about $200 a year per child, which includes everything: two sets of uniforms including shoes, all books and all supplies for the entire year. Please let us know if you can help out in any way.

Fatima hard at work

Jorge and Santi playing before the meeting begins.

Miguel trying to work despite the camara.

Fatima always smiling

Jorge getting some help from his teacher.

Miguel hard at work

We learned today just what a special project this is. It meets in one room at the local public school but isn't part of the public school system. It is run mostly by volunteers or nearly volunteers, people who get paid nearly nothing but love the kids. Most of the special kids are deaf and are learning sign language along with their parents. This is the only special ed program available in our area and some students come from about an hour away every morning. they are planning on expanding. they already have land set aside to build a school just for special ed children which is such a great need here in this area of Honduras where many special children rarely leave their homes if ever and certainly cannot even think of getting an education. We are very grateful to our sisters from church that lead this program and agreed to take "our three" for two months for free to get them up to speed. We are excited to be a part of this ministry.

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