Earlier this week Gayle and I made a trip to the newest neighborhood the KKIS Project has decided to help, Nuevo Noh Bec, which is north and west of Playa and is currently being carved out of the jungle. The families have built classrooms for their children but there are very few school supplies. We purchased reams of white paper, dry board markers, and colored paper, then gathered notebooks, colored pencils, pens, pencils and other supplies we had in our garage. The car was loaded and we traveled the dirt road that is riddled with pot holes 6 km to the school.
On arrival we met with the Principal of the school, Hipolito, who gave us another list of supplies needed. We delivered our supplies to the middle school classroom for distribution. Soon we were joined by many mothers who wondered what was going on, and the visiting Priest.
We explored a bit, viewing the area where a new school is planned to be built, and then settled into a family’s kitchen where breakfast was cooked for us over an open fire. Supplies were augmented from the grocery store located over the back fence from the kitchen. It was delicious.
I took a few photos of homes in the area on my out: basically stick constructions, an outhouse in the backyard, outdoor cooking space, all under a tin roof with a dirt floor. Some places are in better shape but these were pretty typical.