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We are rejoicing that the peace agreement has finally been signed by both the rebel leader and the President. Also both have declared cease fires. It remains to be seen if the defectors from both sides and the militia groups will also obey the cease fire. There is much to be accomplished on the way to a true and lasting peace but it is a beginning.
These are pictures of the Level 1 students. They are just starting to learn to do lesson plans. I was doing a sample teaching for a beginning math lesson—pre-number work with sorting and grouping. On Monday we will put it into a lesson plan format. They are good about practicing how to do things.
I brought back corn and bean seeds from the states. The beans didn’t germinate well but the corn did and its about eight inches high. I hope we continue to get rain it will get tall and grow cobs. The maize gets really tall here but it’s more like field corn. The students prefer maize—they like it chewy. I think most of the community will like the corn better though.
The construction of the new dormitory is going ahead. With the signing of the peace agreement maybe some of our Ugandan workers will come back. Some did stay plus there are some local people working. The plan is still that it will be finished by November.