We have just finished with the first two weeks of classes for the 2013 school year. Once again the school is filled with smiling children ready to take on the challenges of a new year. The school has welcomed TWELVE new students (six in the morning and six in the afternoon). In addition to the classes at AFE, there are also TRANSITION CLASSES taking place in the garbage dump. There are 30 new students that have registered for these classes. However, due to the challenge of making school a priority, around 15 attend on a regular basis. Please pray for these students that they will have the courage to continue in the face of so much difficulty.
There are also several changes that have taken place this year. The entire school is using a NEW CURRICULUM that will provide a higher quality of education this year, and the quality of the new school books is very impressive. The students have each received a stack of books that have been designed to give a well-rounded education. These new resources will allow the teachers and students to use their time more effectively in the classroom. There is also a NEW ROTATING SCHEDULE that allows each teacher to focus on one or two subjects, which they are teaching to several grade levels.
Finally, we have also welcomed a NEW TEACHER, Henry Andrade, to the high school. He is a local Honduran teacher who will be teaching Social Studies and Civics.
Thank you so much for your prayers as we continue toward our vision of no more children in the trash dump!