Yesterday, our 7th graders took a few hours off from their regular schedule to host children from a nearby village. In the past year, half of this kampung burned down, the families had to evacuate because of a flood, and now the government is trying to relocate them. It’s a very poor area, with most of the housing built on stilts above sewage.
The elementary schoolers that our kids invited in do not have the opportunity to use the beautiful campus that we take for granted every day, and it brought so much joy to see them enjoying the pool, playground, soccer fields, basketball courts, and library, amongst other activities.
Per request of the liaison from the neighborhood we were hosting, our kids also taught their visitors about nutrition and hygiene. My group planned a lesson on washing hands for kindergarten – 3rd graders, and others prepared stations about brushing your teeth, what germs are, and healthy eating.
I missed out on a good bit of the event while I taught my 8th grade classes, but here are a few sweet pictures from my time with these little ones!