Family Visits with Irina

It looks like we will not receive permission to deliver the packages until Monday, so in the meantime the delegation has continued working in the bedrooms at the Chausy Orphanage, buying items needed for the orphanage and visiting families.  We also had an opportunity today to get into the “in-bond” warehouse (school gym) to familiarize ourselves with the organization of the boxes for when the release comes.  Here is a picture of part of the gym where the boxes have been sorted.


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Crisis Centre, Hospital and Social Workshop

While we are waiting for the packages to be released from Customs the delegation was busy today reviewing our current and ongoing projects.  Harry and Mary Preston have brought a lot of items for the primary grades at the school here and stopped in for a visit.   Here are some children from the 1st grade at school # 1 with a Canadian flag that they brought with them.


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Time to Catch Up

Today’s blog will allow me to play catch-up.  Prior to my arriving Dave Shaw was here preparing for the delegation to arrive.  Jon Schuler arrived late last week and was here when the containers arrived.  Together with the help of many locals they managed to get the containers unloaded and the boxes sorted, however we still do not have Customs approval to deliver the boxes so they wait in-bond.  In the meantime Murray and Cole Ferguson arrived and along with many of our drivers and interpreters managed to strip the wallpaper from several bedrooms at the Chausy Orphanage.  Here Murray and Dave are emptying the rooms of furniture:


Here are some of the gang Continue reading