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Through the Roof 2017 > Guatemala Blog > New Life Special School

New Life Special School

170 teachers packed into the New Life special school for the training. The students performed their inclusive dance for delegates before 16 year-old Blanky gave a testimony of her school experience as a wheelchair user, coming from very difficult circumstances but graduating from New Life and giving all the glory to God. She is now studying accountancy and will make a great Christian advocate for disabled people in Guatemala. Delegates seemed to be attentive and made notes on the Bible verses. There was even a retired Banker and self-confessed atheist from Scotland, now working in a special school in Guatemala, who will have heard the Biblical perspective twice – once when I spoke in English, and then again when Amy translated it into Spanish! God’s got a great sense of humour! We then split the delegates into 3 ‘smaller’ workshops of ‘Inclusive Sport/Games’, led by myself (Tim); ‘Strategies in the Classroom’, led by Marie; and ‘Practical Assistance for children with disabilities’, led by Philippa and Julie. Feedback was universally positive and the team felt it was a very positive day.