Yesterday, we had the opportunity to hold a short graduation ceremony for a few of our high school graduates. We will have 121 graduates in total to graduate! There will be more ceremonies today and tomorrow to spread out the students and guests so Covid protocols can be followed. These students, in particular, were honor roll students.
Although our hearts went out to these students that were not able to have the senior year and graduation they would have wanted, we are so proud of their accomplishments in the face of so many obstacles and difficult circumstances that the pandemic has brought them. We are also so proud of our teachers and the love and effort they have put into teaching their students virtually.
Remember that in the US, it is a little bit easier to have access to the internet and/or a computer to work. Here in Central America, it is not that simple.
After speaking to the principal, we learned that there were many students who would walk sometimes 1-2 hours just to get cellphone service in order to do their school work. One student, in particular, “went to school in a tree.” It was the only way he was able to get cellphone service, by climbing a tree. Another student had to cross into the border of Nicaragua because only there was he able to get any kind of service to do his work.
Can you imagine going through any of this just to get an education?
We thank God for our school, teachers, and students and we pray that He will lead and guide them to serve Him and serve others wherever they may go. And we thank YOU for making it possible for these students to get a Christian education and giving them the opportunity to change their country! Thank you so much!