Our latest volunteers finally arrived. I have been keeping everyone updated on their travel progress, either here or on our Facebook page, but hadn't wanted to use their full names until I had their permission.
They joked that perhaps I wanted them to earn their names.
So, without further ado,
here are our latest volunteers who will be teaching all our kids for the next few (several? many?) months:
Brent and Sarah!
I joked on Facebook that they have set a record for the longest journey to Kazembe (at least for those who set out to come directly here). It took them nearly 6 days. They were fairly well exhausted, but at least the long trip helped them get over jet lag.
Brent has been a special needs teacher for grades 1-6, and Sarah has worked in daycare centers and used Montessori-style methods.
Can you see why I'm so happy to have them here??
This morning I was hard at work on my computer as the sounds of teaching and learning drifted in through my window. It made me so happy!
I love teaching, but I also have a talent for admin work--which mainly means that typing infinite numbers into computer spread sheets and filling out the seemingly endless procession of government forms for our charities on both sides of 'the pond' doesn't make me want to gouge my eyes out--.
Now I can do what I need to do and not feel guilty about all that still needs to be done--because someone is helping to do it!
I'm grateful for those that come to stand with us in the care of the children.
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