If anyone is in the position to purchase used children's books at a secondhand shop and ship them to me in a flat-rate box, my students and I would be eternally grateful. Most of them do not have books at home. Most of them cannot tell you the title of a book they love. It's a horrible disservice that's being done in the village of Vatia.
Below are some photos from my clean-up/set-up process and the first day of school:
|A stack of textbooks. Note the condition and the missing covers.|
|A rusted teacher's desk that I am forced to have in my room. It's been covered in cloth and pushed against a wall.|
|A Vatia eye test... one clean window, one never cleaned (?)|