Today was more preparations for the opening of the school. Tomorrow the students begin arriving with their parents. The day began at 8am with us arriving at Muko High School around 9am. The Board training that Sue was preparing to do was scheduled to start at 10am but we started around 11pm and went until about 1:30pm. The topics covered were Board Roles & Responsibilities, effective board agendas and meetings, consent agendas, board and committee charters, ground rules, action registers, issues bins, etc. The leaders shared that there were things they learned that would be helpful. The Board members took a tour of the school and were so pleasantly surprised and excited about the improvements that have already been made.
As the Boards were in training, more volunteers, including Dave Molzahn, continued painting the school. Today they began painting the doors and the shutters on the windows and the girls' dorms. Dave learned the limits of the land for the school and where the Agriculture teacher and students plant food for the school and as part of their training.
We had a lunch at about 2pm that the High School prepared: beef stew, rice, matooke, posho, cabbage salad, watermelon and pineapple.
We rode back down to the AEC and SKYPED with Dave and Karen Viele with Sam, the Head Teacher to discuss some financial issues and Guma to discuss the improvements that he has been leading. What a grand job he has done! A very busy man the last few weeks. Guma works very, very hard.
While we were back at the office, a few orphans came by with their guardians to pick up their school supplies to take to school. Evan went across the way to the Saturday Muko Market. He seemed eager to explore this venue and all the throngs of people.