Saturday, April 3, 2010

High Fives!

The above photos show the WVA students working on the Amizade classroom project in Petersfield, Jamaica.

Tonight their school is in a big basketball tournament in the United States and millions of people will be watching this "Final Four" event. The real heros of the day in my estimation are those who are before you, a team of students dedicating their time and energy to help disadvantaged people from a vastly different culture. For this we should salute the "Mountaineers".

I only have a few minute to post this evening. I will have no connectivity on Easter Sunday and Monday is a national holiday in Jamaica, so I hope to find you on Tuesday. Wednesday is a travel day when I return to the U.S. and head for the Navajo Nation in Arizona.


  1. Good to see your post this evening, Lee! Love your photos as always and it makes me very proud to see these young people working to make a difference in the lives of those in Jamaica! Another terrific look at the Amizade project and your adventure with it!! Look forward to the next post! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  2. In the second picture from the top, it's pretty obvious which girl was having her hair braided in the picture you posted on March 30th. I wonder how long she'll keep it that way. I'm also curious what the kids are drinking in that same picture. It appears to be coconut milk out of green coconuts with the tops cut off--something I've never had but look forward to trying someday.

    I'm glad you're coming home soon, but you aren't going to recognize your country when you get back. Or maybe you will, but not in a good way. There are some very weird things going on that you may not have heard about, or haven't had time to think about if you have. That's all I want to say about it here, though.

  3. It must be hard to choose representative photos when you're seeing so much that's new. I like this look at the kids helping on the project. We get to see what it's really about. I also liked the pix from Africa about working on the water tanks.

  4. Great as always Lee. I agree that it feels good to see these kids spending their time with a project like this, giving of themselves and seeing a different culture. Its got to change the way people see the world a bit.