Monthly Archives: October 2014

“He’s Getting Adopted”

One of my first blog posts when I arrived in South America was about how heart breaking it was to witness two boys getting dropped off at the orphanage. Their lives seemed to be, in a way, at rock bottom—at … Continue reading

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My Number is Four

I have four students. Four boys. They make up my class this year. One American teacher, four Guyanese fifth graders. They are a mix of nine and ten-year-olds, all dwelling in the ophanage, but all coming from an array of … Continue reading

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Best Boy

Every person who frequents Bosco Orphanage is assigned a “best boy.” At least, that’s what I think happens. The matrons, who care for the boys when they are not at school, may have a slightly different pattern than those of … Continue reading

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The Garbage Outside Our House

A picture is worth a thousand words. Here is what one of the trash heaps on our street, right near our house, looks like.

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“Oh, it was Ghana”

This morning I woke up to a house full of worried roommates. During the night, one of them had received a text message that the first confirmed case of Ebola had reached Guyana. In response to this, two of them … Continue reading

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