We got our boys back! And, we purchased the coolest portable sink so they could return to class in the safest possible way, following all the sanitary rules that come along with that.
Thank you for your support in helping us purchase the required special portable hand washing station. We also had to purchase a digital thermometer, bleach, hand sanitizer, towels, a shoe washing station etc. Altogether these items cost about $225 USD.
It was so very important to us to reinstate our contact with our students and again support them in person. Since March 28th 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 1.6 billion children and youth to be out of school in 161 countries worldwide. This is close to 80% of the world’s enrolled students. At LASM we are working tirelessly to support our students through these hardships.
As a welcome back, we also held our School for Parents IN PERSON recently. It was amazing to see looks of ‘epiphany’ and light bulbs going off as our Academic Director taught about healthy ways of disciplining, focusing in on both the verbal language and body language we ought to use instead of violence and threats. Being able to parent with peaceful and corrective actions is an important tool to obtain.
While our boys are back in person, the sewing classes continue to be taught online through platforms such as Facebook and Whatsapp. Our brave and valiant 60+ year sewing instructor just keeps rolling with the punches and pulls out a new and great teaching video each week. She’s not afraid of learning new technology tricks and we are super proud of her.
Our team here on the frontlines is amazing! And. our team behind the scenes is equally awesome! We could do nothing without your support!