School Caretaker’s House – the First Building

School Caretaker’s House – the First Building

Hohidiai School in the initial stages of construction  —   A caretaker’s residence has been erected as the first building.  The following diagrams show the plans as they are being developed.  A total of 15 buildings are planned. International School           ...

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New Hohidiai School

New Hohidiai School

 Hohidiai School  — Architect’s rendering of the new school grounds. Hohidiai School Floor Plan The new Hohidiai International School will be built in modular stages or “Pods”.  This will allow immediate use of portions of the facility while the rest of the building is under construction. Modular Construction – A typical ‘Pod’  A typical pod will consist of two classrooms.  The Partition design...

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The Children are Learning!

The Children are Learning!

Viktor in School Voices filled every corner of the room as each class sang to the visitors. This is the second year of the Hohidiai School and it is so amazing to hear the students singing in English. The preschoolers are doing hand motions to the songs and singing with loud voices–the school is doing well. The bright eyes and smiles are so encouraging. We have seen good progress over the last year. All the children have progressed....

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Dishes and Modems

Dishes and Modems

Satellite Internet – If you think it is frustrating waiting for your slow computer to boot up, then try being in the middle of the jungle attempting to find a satellite somewhere low in the eastern sky. That was the dilemma Peter Scarborough and I were facing. We were trying to upgrade the internet connection in order to get the internet speed increased to a level where we could show detailed images of patients to doctors anywhere in the...

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A Surprise Gift

A Surprise Gift

We have some amazing partners and our supporters are awesome. I have to tell you about the most recent gift we received. It comes from an unlikely donor and just blessed us so much that it brings tears to my eyes and the story will touch you as well. We serve the people that this culture considers the least and lowest of the region. The lowest and most rejected are the lepers who are considered worthless by the community and are even thrown out...

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Surgical Team

Surgical Team

Cleft Lip Surgery — See our blog for a running commentary from team members.   http://medicalteamblog.wordpress.com The staff at the Hohidiai Clinic are looking forward to this Alaskan team from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital coming to provide cleft lip surgeries. The permits have been secured with the Department of Health for this team to bring hope to the poor that come for help. Those needing the cleft lip surgeries are now waiting for...

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Walking

Walking

This is such an encouraging photo. Jien is now walking–it have been a long time since she tried to walk. We are praying she has turned a corner and will gain weight and strength. She is so brave and wants to live. This is a small step but it is so encouraging to the staff who have worked with her over this year. I credit her strength and the loving care of the staff for her...

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