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The students wanted to express their appreciation in song. It was amazing and so beautiful!

Leaving at 6:30 am to get to the school to start at 8:15. It is always a special drive because you can watch the sunrise as you travel along and it is beautiful. What is confusing is that the vehicles drive on the left side of the road and sometimes I forget and think, oh no we are driving on the wrong side of the road!!

I was excited to again be in the new computer lab with the students and computers that so many people have contributed to. Your monetary donations has given these high school students so much more potential and so much more hope for what is ahead. A lot of these students are smart and just need resources to build on.

The first day was just teaching the students how to basically turn on the computer, log in, maneuver and learn the keyboard keys and touchpad and learn some basic terminology. A lot of them have never touched a computer or even seen one. Today I was teaching an overview of Microsoft Word and had them typing so they could utilize the formatting and begin to be familiar with how to type documents. I would go around looking at their computer screens to check their work and they could type an sentence they wanted to format and I was touched because a lot of them had a sentence similary to: "I want to thank Ms Ginger and US for the computers and for teaching us." You talking about humbled, I was definitely humbled. They could have chosen anything to type about and it was like I was reading notes form them in a sentence. That was evidence of their respect they have been taught and the gratefulness of their heart.

I want any of you who donated to the computers to know that those children truly are thankful and I have witnessed that the monies have been spent on the computer lab. 28 computers, solar panels to run the electricity and some electrical equipment.

I was so humbled to watch the students open those computer boxes and to actually teach the first classes of computer in their new computer lab. Of course, these kids are like mine in my classroom in the US. I have candy for them at the end of class and they LOVE it!! Their words, since I say ya'll so much was "thank ya'll"!

Today was the day that I had worked and planned passionately for during the past year. Today was the day so many people and organizations blessed me with monetary donations (I am truly truly thankful for them) as they passionately gave as they, too, wanted to be a part of helping these high school students have the computers needed to learn computer skills and have the opportunity to obtain better jobs in their future.

Today was the day that my heart for education and children was personally shown to me through the smiles and excitement of over 100 students as the first class I had for the day got to actually open the computers right out of the box. This was a vision that was actually unveiling right before my eyes. I could not ever have imagined that moment as it actually really was. To witness personally as they had a laptop computer in front of them in the new computer lab room that was build because I had committed to raising the funds and I was right there teaching them the basics of a computer.

My feelings is hard to put into words other than God is so good as he tells us to put our talents to good use - unimaginable and certainly a gift given with many prayers behind it.

With this lab and the computers they can continue to learn and receive the computer skills needed to better themselves. These children are very smart and very well behaved in this high school and the focus and discipline was evident from them as I stood before them directing them to log in and teaching them the basics of computer. Out of over 100 students the principal said over 95% of them had not ever touched a computer and some never seen one. You cannot imagine the excitement in that room. I could never have either if I hadn't experienced it with my own eyes. They were so thankful and would tell me over and over they were grateful and the hugs and high fives I got when they left class and another class came in was exhilarating.

When i gave the students the notebooks that the girls training class had written a note in to them they were reading the notes and smiling and loved having the notebooks.

I taught at least 20-23 students a day in each of the four - one hour classes. Each class was full of smiles and so thankful. Today was the personal project I had taken on by myself to fulfill a wish as a teacher and as a person who loves and wants to see children succeed and have the resources needed to do so.

A baboon outside my class as I taught :)

A year ago, not sure of myself in being able to do this, I took my heart that wanted it for those students so badly and through prayer and so many wonderful people in my community and beyond witnessed students having hope and seeing potential in themselves. This day will always be etched in my heart as my emotions for this school and these children overflowed with excitement and joy. Anyone who gave and was any part of this project, just look what you have done. God bless each of you!

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