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Transforming lives Through Jesus With Disabled People

Special School

Good night’s sleep then breakfast of fried eggs and traditional black beans (frijoles). Judy collected us for 20 minute drive up the volcano to her special school in the village of Santa Maria de Jesus. Great welcome from the 70 disabled kids, who presented an inclusive dance to us, and the 10 teachers. The teachers leave their homes at 4.30am for the 2 1/2 hour bus ride from where they live in the villages near the Lake where we have been, to be at school for when it starts at 7.00am!! They then do the 2 1/2 hour return trip when school finishes at 1.00pm - and their wages only just keep them above the poverty line!! Absolutely amazing commitment. Discussed plans for the next two days of training - 40 or so pastors and parents on Tuesday, then around 100 teachers from all around the state on Wednesday! Amazing stuff.