We woke at 6:00AM with the breakfast bell at 6:10AM. Breakfast was delicious with eggs, pancakes and watermelon. We had a devotional with the staff at 7:00 and left for the schools at 7:30. Many stayed at the ranch to work on water filters and stands and the rest went to the schools for various projects. The Atlanta Rotary Club received a huge grant from Rotary International for a computer lab for the school about 5 years ago. We come back each year to check the lab and bring items to assist the students in the lab. We were treated to a greeting from the students forming Aline on each side of the path to the school. They had balloons and greeted every one of us. Then we had an assembly with the students where we each sung our national anthems. They treated us with additional song and then we dismissed for everyone to go to class or to their work areas. Three of us went to the computer lab to check on the computers and bring our gifts. The computerw were in great shape and we were thrilled once again to find that the students were utilizing them well. We brought new mouse pads with the Rotary 4-Way Test – 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it be fair to all concerned? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? We could only get them in English, so I had a banner made in Spanish, so they would understand. Our translator and the teacher explained about the test and what it means to Rotarians. We headed back to the ranch for a hot lunch. Tha afternoon we went back to the school and I joined the basketball court group. We brought dirt in by wheelbarrow to level out the court. We were to put enough dirt in to reach the leveling strings that were placed every 4 feet. This took all afternoon. We left the school at 4:00 to get showers and dinner. If the picture comes through, this is a view of a hammock on our porch of our dorm.

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About lynntclarke

I am an attorney by trade, but love to travel. I am in my "golden" years and decided to blog about some of my trips, mainly to keep a diary of my experiences, so that I can do picture books for my travels and remember what I did each day. When you travel, you tend to forget the day before as you are having such wonderful new experiences. The blog will be there forever, I suppose, but memories fade fast. I hope you learn something worthwhile as you read. If not, then that is okay, too. Enjoy your own travels!!!

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