July 1st Welcoming of the Students

Welcoming the new students!At 10 am the students arrived from all over Sumba and gathered at Pak Franz’s house, our neighbor who lives 50 meters from the school. They walked together with their parents to the gate where the Merapu priests, locals and children from the elementary school welcomed them with dances, music and speeches .It was a very emotional moment for all of us, standing inside the gate, being handed over the students from their parents. We had a great day filled with speeches, commitments from all parties and shared smiles, food and gifts.All the students are so happy and excited to start this new period in their lives, and their parents are hopeful for a better future.The school team is very motivated to support each student to make them grow and become successful.