At the second school we visited we were able to help paint the cafeteria and enjoy some more quality time with the students. We were able to see the green house the school had for plants and vegetables and we were even served fresh potatoes and cheese after an intense soccer game with the kids. The volunteer work we did at that school was very rewarding and I know it is an experience I will never forget.
The respect I have for the teachers and principals of rural Peruvian schools has flourished with my growing knowledge of all that their job encompasses. Most teachers travel great distances every day without the use of cars or public transportation. They take on the strenuous task of teaching not one grade but two or three all at the same time in the same class room. They manage diverse classrooms with excellence and handle language barriers with acceptance instead of pressuring conformity. To say I was impressed by the students and teachers at these schools is an understatement. I am happy to have observed teachers that devotedly go the distance.