"Pura Vida" Progress Report Part 2 by Timo Kliche!
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A big “Pura Vida” from San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica.
More than a whole month passed by since the last report and a lot of stuff has happened. It´s just fair enough to deliver you an update and report how the volunteers are doing, how the project progresses and tell you about our actual plans.
At first we want to bid farewell to Christian and Luise. Both are already back in Germany and I hope they will acclimate fast and without any problems. To leave San Isidro after all that time, energy, work and emotions wasn´t easy for sure. Again a big praise for them and to everybody who was involved building the skate park, you created an incredible project and started something with big potential. Good luck finding your daily German routine again. We will see each other in Germany and until then we look after the project.
Let´s talk about the proceedings. Our first English- classes came to an end and they were a great success. Because of the big demand we had to separate the participants in three groups, the school system in Costa Rica is build- on two blocks. Some of the kids are visiting school from the morning hours until midday, the others from midday to the afternoon. To give every kid the chance to participate, we introduced two beginner classes which started at different times of the day (morning and afternoon). For the more advanced we created an evening-class, because some of the participants were already adolescents or adults and employed. In the evening class we focused on translations of poems or songs and trying to speak the language as fluently as possible, but with the beginners class we had to start from scratch. Although the kids learned English in school, the level was alarmingly low. In addition we found out that some of the kids couldn’t read or write, these kids obviously needed intensive support during the classes. Because of the small groups of kids, we had no problem giving them the assistance they need...
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