I would like to write about a few of the new and different experiences we have had during this time for our memories and to share with you.
The campus of this school was amazing - decorated with brightly colored pictures of flowers, plants, leaves, nature - on everything....walls, tables, stools, etc. These are all done in the paint workshop after being built by the students in the wood shop.
We learned a lot about the history of this school going back to the local Bishop from Chiapas - Samuel Ruiz, his study of liberation theology and the connection of the Bishop, Raymondo and the Zapatista movement back in the 1980's. There were many others who influenced this school for its philosophy of teaching, thinking and learning.
|Shoe making classroom|
All in all, we were very impressed with this amazingly creative school on the outskirts of San Cristobal and were so glad to have had the opportunity to visit.
Semana Santa, the week before Easter and the Spring Festival, the week after Easter gives many reasons for celebrations, parades and fun. It is a time of religion and celebrating the Spring Equinox - serious and lighthearted. Here are several (of many) photos of the Festival of Spring with crowning of many queens.