Trip Start Mar 04, 2007
34Trip End Jun 15, 2007
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My foray back into teaching has been uneventful so far. I've worked with 2 sections of 8h graders with the 3rd section on Saturday. Joyce Ajlouny, the Director of the Ramallah Friends School and only Quaker, and I are team teaching. I have been very busy preparing PowerPoint presentations for the classes since I arrived. It was well worth the time when I saw the interest on the faces of the students as they watched slides of the worldwide work of FUM, especially focusing on the schools. Our term project is to have a fundraising event to raise funds to buy desks for the new school in Turkana, Kenya where students are sitting on the floor to learn. Both sections found it hard to believe that students in Friends Schools worldwide are so much needier than they and their hearts were touched to do something for the poorest of the poor.
As I move among the people here, I continue to see signs of hope blooming like the arrival of spring. And yesterday was Mother's Day here and the Student Council President gave me a rose!