Friday, January 09, 2009

Back to life

Well we are all set to head back to the village on Monday. The staff will be first on Monday to get the classrooms and offices ready, hoping to welcome the kids on Tuesday or Wednesday. We aren't sure what to expect as far as numbers, but are hopeful. This is an effort to help make things "normal" and encourage others to return and move forward with life.

In many ways, our school is a "free zone" for the village, neither choosing Haitian or Dominican. We are about 60% Haitian and have a mixed staff, always striving for equilibrium. Our director, Alberto, has been careful to stay out of arguements in the village and manage our school well in regards to race issues. So we hope this is just another step in reuniting our kids, working together, and showing these kids that they don't have to live the same issues that their families have. I am excited to see them, it's been too long!

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