Preventative Maintenance Day at Hope School
When I arrived at Hope Community School mid-afternoon for the second day of computer training with Teacher Lewis and Teacher Angela, I found the students just leaving their classrooms and heading out to the big open yard in front of the school to participate in what Head Teacher N’goma called “Preventative Maintenance.”
I was impressed with the enthusiasm with which each student joined in. There were 5 hoes in use to dig out the boundary of each bed. They passed from hand-to-hand seamlessly and never sat idle. At the command of one of the teachers, a whole gaggle of kids jumped up and headed off to a corner of Hope Village’s property, and returned carrying one brick each, made from the red clay dirt that comes from massive ant hills here.
The students were dedicated workers, but not so focused that they couldn’t stop to make a few silly faces…