We are thankful for continued progress here in Paraguay! We don’t take for granted all of the doors that continue to open for us to visit, observe and ask questions. In fact, there are more open doors than we will likely have time to explore. What an unexpected blessing, considering things don’t typically move as quickly in Latin America!
We had some interesting school visits last week, including one where we showed up to the school to observe, only to find out that the area ‘supervisora’ had scheduled a meeting with us and the parents of a struggling student (18 yr old with ADHD)! They wanted me to give them ideas on how to help this student, even though I had never met him! This paints a picture of how thirsty for help the teachers and administration here are. In the midst of this awkward situation, however, we ended up learning a lot more about school/parent relationships and their ‘team meetings’ (I use this term loosely J).
In one of our other school observations, we met a cute little girl with Down Syndrome. She is included with same age peers; however, there is no adapted curriculum and no purposeful learning taking place. She sits in the back row of students in the far left corner, looking at books, scribbling in a notebook or just looks around. The teacher desperately needs and wants ideas on how she can work with her.
We have a lot of work to do, but I know God has brought us here because we can make a difference! If you’re already partnering with us, THANK YOU! If you’d like to join us, please click on our 'get involved' or 'donate' link below!
I'm so thankful to be on this journey.. to be used by God to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs... in my city, in my country and in the world. Thank you for coming along for the ride.. and hopefully jumping on board!