Monday, July 27, 2009

Public speaking

Recently a former student (hi Alana!) posted a comment to this blog, asking incred-
ulously if the building in which we are holding classes in Loma Pampa is in fact the same building that students helped to construct last summer. Indeed it is. Not only classes, but many other functions are held there as well, including the regular end-of-the-month meeting, which we attended yesterday.

Our purpose at the meeting was to speak to the community about our various activities there. Several of our students had a chance to practice their public speaking skills. We were warmly received, with much applause and expressions of gratitude from barrio leaders and residents. We also made several donations, including a soccer ball, a bag of used clothing, and some gifts in support of the barrio anniversary on August 9. That will be the last day of our program, a good day for a despedida.

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