Monday, July 9, 2012

It Takes a Village - School Daze in Djati, Guinea Bissau

With a clean water well and a new school completed, the people of Djati have a lot to be thankful for.

The old school which was made from sticks and palm fronds is quickly being washed away by the seasonal rains and soon will be only a memory. When school reopens, the children will not have to spend long hours rebuilding their school.

The new school that we helped build, will still be standing there, strong and dry, awaiting the student's return.

In the meantime, I'm sure it will be put to good use as a community center.

On the last day of school, Freddy performed a ceremony blessing the students and giving thanks.

Antonio Djati, the school principal leads the children in song.

While Guinea Bissau is experiencing its rainy season we can all take a rest - but remember, our work is not over in Djati.

Next up -- the medical building. It will provide medical outreach for Djati as well as the surrounding villages.

Freddy plans location for the well
laying down stakes to mark the position
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And again, from the people of Djati - Thanks for your support!
Note: All donations made from this site are tax exempt and processed through our 501c3 partner @ Life Link - all donations will go directly to the project minus a small fee assessed by the state of OK for processing funds (Life Link operates out of OK) and the fee to purchase the money gram to send the funds to Guinea Bissau. No other fees are deducted. (I think the total fees are around 2-3%)
Here's that update video slideshow I promised

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And now we start to see what it takes to "RAISE A VILLAGE"