Saturday, January 23, 2010

Elim Elementary School Still Standing

I spoke with Kate Clement today, the headmistress and founder of Elim Elementary School. She said that their family is doing fine, and may reopen the school later next week if the curfew changes to include more “free” hours.

She hasn’t heard from all the students, but does know that two of the children living near the school have burned-down homes. Neither of them are on scholarship. She won't know about the other kids until school resumes.

Kate and her husband (a lawyer who advocates for youth) are bored just sitting at home, so they go to hospitals during the daytime to visit children. They asses the children’s basic needs, and help provide for them (money, food, etc.). One of the children is just 1 year and 3 months old, with a bursted eye from a gunshot.

When I grow up I want to be like Kate. :-)

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