The regional mayor has asked us to help students visit the US. We partnered with an organization in Atlanta for their visit. This is a picture of 19 students and their parents at a meeting before they left in October for four weeks. They all had attended our summer camp and had to have an “A” average. The local government paid their airfare.
Because of our work with students and the projects we’ve done at the high school (we painted all the classrooms one year), we are invited into classes to interact with students and answer questions. It’s a great time to meet new students, build relationships, and invite them to our summer English camp.
With a team of students, we laid over 20,000 bricks to make a walkway and a patio for the high school.
One of our primary projects each year has been helping in the classes in the English school that we helped a Kosovar man start in 2001. Groups come and participate in different stations and activities. Each of the six station focuses on helping students speak and express English through various games and activities.