As I mentioned in my previous posting, Nancy McCormick likes to raise some money and take our students for a visit to Caye Caulker if Ms Candi thinks they are deserving. We tell the students that we will take the 8:00 am boat to the Caye. It’s amazing how some students who can’t ever make it to school by 8:30 for the start of my religious studies class can make it to an 8:00 boat to the Caye.
A few students choose not to go, but the poorest ones seem to know how special this is for them and make a real effort to get there. We began this day with a visit to the new elementary school on Caye Caulker.
The remainder of the time was a day of rest and relaxation.
At noon we ate pizza made by a relative of Ms Candi’s who lives on the Island. We are also allowed to use a spot at the north end of the Caye that is reserved for guests of a particular lodge, but Ms Candi has some “pull” with the owner. Woohoo.
This really is a very special activity for our students. Many of them would not ever have the opportunity to go the the Caye otherwise. So thanks to all who took part in that fundraising effort in Wilmington. God bless you all.