So my time in Jiquilillo has come to an end for this year. I’ve spent the last 2 weeks of my journey between bed rest and extremely light activity. It turns out the slight back pain I’ve been suffering from my whole life, has decided to flare up. I’ve seen specialists in Nicaragua, taken x-rays and MRI’s, and am now patiently awaiting my appointment on Monday with a specialist here in the USA.
The day I left several mothers were gathered cleaning all window panes, while several fathers painted the metal security bars in front of the windows. There has been a recent push from the parents to be involved. It’s great to watch the parents and the community continues to grow and change and continue to show more and more interest in their school and their educational programs.
Last I hear from a phone call the day before I flew out, the teachers and community had riled together and have potentially ascertained a way to get power into the school! This is great news as I have several computers set aside for the primary school of Camilo Zapata. These computers were donated several months ago by Dotty Blanchette, who is an amazing person, completely dedicated to changing the world! I will be able to get the computers down, once the community has secured the electricity and a computer teacher!