Sorry again for the long break between posts. I am loving living at the monastery and working at the school and for Reading Camp Grahamstown. The monks have been such a support for me throughout my time here. I am so glad to have lived in this community.
I have also very much enjoyed my time working with the grade 3 class and with Miss Babolwa. I have learned a lot about working in the classroom with her and with the children I have been able to form close relationships with. Working in school administration as also been eye opening and fulfilling. I have also learned a great deal of insight from Kary, the principal, and from working with her on planning Reading Camp and what that looks like in this context.
Unfortunately, my application for my visa has been denied and so I have to leave South Africa pretty abruptly. I will be flying out to go back to the United States next Wednesday the 13th. I am so terribly saddened by this, but I am looking forward to what life will bring instead!
I will continue to post a few more times on my blog in the next few months to remind myself of my time here and the people I met as well as to inform all of you what I have been up to in Grahamstown!
Thank you so much for everyone who has been supportive through this year. More to come!