On Friday the Ministry of Education provided supplies to SOPUDEP including t-shirts, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, and erasers. Each child was sent home with a pack of supplies and there were plenty left over in case of new students. There were also supplies for the teachers including pens, pencils, and chalk.
On Saturday we did laundry and on Sunday we had a crepe breakfast with Nadia, a fellow teacher at Union School, and her husband.
There was an important conference call that took place on Sunday at 4:00 PM with the United Sikhs. They are thinking of taking a large role in our project, including the urban design planning and construction of the development. The extent of their participation in our project is yet to be determined, but the hour long conversation was a good start to a partnership that I hope will continue in the years to come. You can find them at www.unitedsikhs.org
You can view some pictures of the earthquake damage that still remains three months after the earthquake on our Facebook page. http://ping.fm/ner7K