Archive for February, 2020

Rotarians and Schools

Friday, February 28th, 2020

I am grateful to Peter and the Washington Rotarians for the huge project they have here in Copan. They support over 30 rural schools by providing the kids with uniforms, school supplies and backpacks. They also provide a medical plan, free reading books and assistance to the students that might have an urgent need …….by accessing their local co-ordinatior here in Copan.

Karen and I had arranged and supplied the funds for this group to take on Carizalito this year. I was thrilled that we were able to participate in the delivery day to Carizalito. It was a very special day for these kids.

First there was the unloading of the trucks……. filled with bins holding uniforms and the school supplies.

The kids were fitted for uniforms

Next, the kids went to the school supply station to be given their back pack filled with school supplies. The process was well orchestrated. The volunteers with the help of the local Rotary club knew exactly what needed to happen to herd these kids through the process.

Yay….. Three students will go to 7th grade this year in Santa Rita….. the first in this community to go past 6th grade. Again, it is through the Rotary club’s program that we can provide the funds for this to happen.

Back to the classroom for a Trail Mix snack

Farewell Carizalito till later this year


Friday, February 28th, 2020

I saw this photo and thought their mini library could use more books.

The kids loved the flash cards and testing the adults.

And were even more thrilled with the soccer balls.


Friday, February 28th, 2020

At the moment we couldn’t even fit into the room to give out Valentine chocolate.

First we bought cement and rebar to haul with us to Titoror.

A view of the village as we approached.

The school site…….. and discussions with the albanil (foreman).

There will soon be a school building here. Dry season only lasts for another month and a half so they hope to have the building done by then.