|Marjorie with her diploma|
|Gitaffe, elephant ant turtle|
The school holidays here in the “coastal” region of Ecuador, starts at the end of January. School begins again at the start of April. The Special School finished with a big celebration, mid January. A group from America were here for a week and were able to be part of the celebration. Here, it seems, we have a lot more programs than we do in England.
The children had worked on a drama, and made animal masks, mainly from Foamex of course! This is a material which you can’t buy in England. The schools LOVE it! Each child received their diploma for passing the year, a book full of their work and a shoebox full of useful things from Operation Christmas child. Dolls, cars, toothbrushes, sweets, soap. The kids loved it and it was real blessing.
|rabbit, tiger and crocodile|
|Kamila and her mum recieving their shoebox|
|School staff; me, Victoria and Katy with Maria and Ruth, the teachers|