Finally some exam results to share, although 30% of our students must rewrite as many as six exams each. Some results were available (for a fee) last Thursday in Cap-Haitien while those in the village had to wait until school administrators came down to pick up results. Still waiting for results for Nouveau Secondaire - don't ask. Opening of the new year has been bumped from September to October. Thank you to all sponsors for your patience. I'll be able to get some results out this week.
In Cap-Haitien, we break down like this: 58% pass , 18% ajoune (must rewrite later this month), 24% elimine (must repeat).
|Edwina - BON for Philo!!!|
|Inea - BON in spite of Tuberculosis and|
a cyst on the thyroid.
While the long wait is over for many, those 'ajoune' still wait to find out what, when and where they will rewrite. After the rewrites, we wait again, delaying school opening for everyone.
|Visiting Daline (background)|
While visiting both Dahendie and Daline last week, the usual joyful procession of 3-6 year olds formed around us, sometimes leading, sometimes following, always questioning.
As a former kindergarten teacher, I couldn't help but see yet another use for our new home. Once peak time usage is established, we'll find the quiet times at the center and set up a pilot early start program for a few 4 and 5 year olds.
A service component will be added for senior students registered with us and I'll provide initial training. We'll ask them to give a half day a month with the little ones.
|Guerlande takes over Auguste's desk|
|Mona, Carline and Edwige take a 'snow break' from|
the book program. Our old fridge is a blessing in disguise.
|Sherlyne and Myriame begin Phase II, assembling |
text books from new lists.
|Intake continues -meet Ednie (5th yr. HS) both parents deceased.|
Marjorie ( Elorge and nursing student sponsor) - thanks for the phone call Friday - I was in Sen Rafayel in the middle of a difficult discussion and your timing ( as well as wry sense of humour) was perfect.
Daniel -(web guy, sponsor Consienne) thanks for taking my call early yesterday and letting me vent.
What would life be without friends?
Much more later
Kembe pa lage