Village Trip FEB26 2010
Each year the children of the Starfish Country Home School visit a local hill tribe village to meet other children, play games, eat and distribute clothing and other items that have been collected from staff, parents and others. The Starfish Country Home School Foundation also makes a cash contribution to the daycare center in the village.
On this trip we first planned to visit a Lahu village; however, a widespread outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in the Lahu village changed our plans and, instead, we visit a Lisu village not too distant from the Lisu village of Amee and Abae, two of our older students.
We have previously done performances during these events but, due to limited electricity in the village, we were not able to do them this year.
Our students were paired with the Lisu children, most of whom were under seven years old. Eventually the mutual shyness was overcome. After a tug-of-war, they did a game involving catching a ball in a basket. Following the washing of
Feb 25, 2010