Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cars - Family - English

We finally have a vehicle that will hold all the children and Tia Lupita. We were lucky to find an older Suburban that works really well for taking the kids to school but more importantly we can all go safely to church or the beach and everyone can have a seat with a seatbelt.

In order to cut costs Carol & Bill are working 2 days/week to save costs from an additional house Tia. DIF wants family interaction and it works well to do this. We frequently have meals together like a family and can hear about the kid’s day and any challenges that may have arisen.

One of the older girls is taking English class with a scholarship supplied by the Rotary club. It requires her adding an extra hour to her day with her getting up at 5am every school day. Her school day is from 7am-12pm. We have a tutor come to the home 3 days a week to help the kids accelerate their learning. Neither of the older girls could read nor write well when they came here, and now Alejandra may be able to skip the 2nd grade with a special exam. They are now accepting that they really are smart girls. Since we speak both English and Spanish in the home Amanda is growing up being bilingual and the other girls and Carol are learning and speaking more English and Spanish all of the time. Bilingual volunteers will be greatly appreciated to work and play with kids during the summer.

We are looking for people to help us get out to a larger group. If you would like us to come and talk with your church or service organization please let us know and we will be happy to see you.

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