School is out now. All the kids are happy. We were invited to the ceremony at the school, celebrating the end of the school year. We went, and sat under big tents, watching songs, theatre pieces, and dancing. Then Tom was called up to give away honors awards for each class.
I did a good job at shaking hands and saying "Bara Akani" (Good job!) in Bambara.
Here is a couple of pics of some of our church kids who go to that school.
(Ecole Fraternite. "School of Brotherhood." is a private school that many of our kids go to.)
We thank God that the school year ended up well. It seems like everyone is getting their grades,
and there won't be political issues.
Our high school students do not have their results yet.
The teachers are striking against the government, having not been paid for the years work yet.
So they are holding grades until being paid. We hope grades come out by August. The kids have to make their plans to go to univeristy in the fall, based on whether they passed or not. They are also counting on the same government that didn't pay the teachers to pay them a student salary if accepted into the government grant program.
Also, Hilary said that it was good that her picture hasn't been in the blog for a long time, so I just have to add in a new one. :-) Dads always do these things, don't they? Anyway, you may like to see a new pic of our family. :-)
Thanks for stopping by,
Tom & Lisa Seward