For one to fully appreciate the significance of this university and this day, one must understand that most of the students who attend IUCA come from homes that are at or below the poverty level. For most students, it is not thinking about the next music video to buy, or outfit to purchase - it is thinking about having enough money for lunch the next day We have come to love these students...they bring us incredible joy with their enthusiasm and joy, even amidst challenging times.
We had the privilege yesterday attending the graduation. Here are some pictures of this historic event:
The coveted diploma
After the ceremony, we enjoyed a concert and dancing from local students. We love the richness of this culture.
Dancers from Bishkek