The kids came back early from easter break to see me and show off their new skills. We now have two classes but both are taught by one teacher as we have not found a good second teacher–hoping for next fall. There are 18 students in CI (cours initiative) or kindergarten and 26 in CP (cours primaire) or first grade. The second year (CP) kids are amazing. Here is an example of two of the letters they wrote to thank their sponsors: from Aghaichita Faretane and Mouhamed Amoumine:
Tijit Malate (name of the location–refers to a mountain and means white dog in Tamachek)
1 April 2014 Thank you
I thank my sponsor for the aid that he/she has given us, which consists of building the school, food and cooking utensils, classroom supplies.