Sunday, July 20, 2008

Work Day Readies Professional Institute

Saturday was work day at the Professional Institute. These old buildings and grounds, formerly a medical college, are being transformed into the Professional Institute of Tokmok, Kyygyzstan, and will open its doors to a beginning class of 80 students on August 25th. Much renovation has taken place over the last year with still much to go in the few weeks to opening day. Over 20 employees of Mercy Foundation gave up their Saturday to do major outside landscaping and clean-up. It is so exciting to see what they accomplished in just one day.

Six year old Caleb, son of the acting director helps clean windows in one of the new classrooms.

David helps sweep up debris left over from construction dirt and years of inattention.
I joined in debris sweeping.

Isaac, also son of the acting director carries away foliage.

Elenya, one of the Foundation accountants, joined the Institute work group.

Ludmilla, also an accountant, eventually grabbed one of the saws and went after the over-grown bushes.

Alicia, who does hospitality work at the Foundation and Gulnara, the Institute's new librarian weed one of the gardens.

Costa and David carry bush and debris from the front of the building.
Another work day is planned in a week or so, and there is much excitement as the professors meet each day and staff prepares for official registration day on August 4.
The journey continues....

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