Garry and I (and Maria, his translator/assistant) taught the first two weeks of school, Monday to Thursday from 9- 12:30, with a couple of tea/smoke breaks (we have 3 smokers, I think). Honestly, it was mostly Garry teaching about cows, with 45 minute English lessons each day by me. Next week the group home parents will teach Math, Ukrainian language, Christian Ethics and computer use, the plan is that from now on the classes will alternate weekly, until December.
|Kolya and Sasha have bikes to ride to work and class|
|Feeding calves- Valara|
|Garry showing Nicholai and Karina how to currycomb cows|
They also have to help with household chores, like cooking and cleaning at the group homes, so they will have the skills to take care of themselves and maybe a family in the future. However, it is not all work. We had our first excursion this week, as you saw in an earlier post, and Garry is taking some (maybe all) of them into Zaporosia for a youth outreach event on Saturday night.
There is a ping pong (table tennis) table going into the boys house, and they seem to be a happy group over there. There may be a few more students yet, we have more visitors coming out on Saturday afternoon to see the school.
|The giant box of boys clothing that came form Reni- |
thanks to Sasha's foster family who send it to share
|Some of the smaller clothing we dropped off for the pastor at the|
village church to give away to the needy.