1,000 and Counting

Yes, 1,000 but I will get back to you on that..

First…There is much excitement in the air now in the small town of Copey. The new school year has begun and new hopes and dreams, new opportunities and great expectations fill the warm air for young kids and  many Moms and Dads.  The doors of the Learning Center are now open and the seats are filled with students starting on a fresh new year of education.

So many of you “followers” of this Blog have either current or past careers in education. You know first-hand how exciting the first few days are when school begins. Also, many of you who donated to the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund have received “Thank You” letters and the names of the students you are financially supporting. Some donors are still waiting since a few of the recipients will be high school students. High school has a little later start date. All in all, we have accounted for over 20 students whose education is being supported via the scholarship fund this year.  I am so excited and I hope your excitement is as great as mine. When those doors swung open last week, they swung open for all of us;  The Learning Center, Moms and Dads, the community of Copey, and of course the “friends of Copey”.

Eve Solomon, the Learning Center’s Language Unit’s Coordinator expressed it very well in her recent “Thank You” letters to the donors.  She wrote “Thank you for giving a student the chance to study English at the Copey Learning Center. You are not only providing a great learning opportunity, but also the chance at a brighter future.”  

This is what we are all about as “friends of Copey”.  It is just this simple…”we are helping young folks have a chance at a brighter future”.

I ask you to re-visit the FAQ contained in this Blog and remind yourself of the multiple ways we plan to support the Learning Center’s educational goals.  It mostly has little to do with money and more to do with sharing our talents/skills and experiences as “followers” and “Friends of Copey”.

I remind you there are a number of exciting things in the works and as they materialize, the Blog is the place to learn about them.  So please keep following and by all means, share this project with a family member or friend.

Two additional exciting things have happened this week I am happy to share.  

First, Anne Lawrence has published her first book (Following my tug…) which accounts for her decision to move from Canada to live in Costa Rica and her life after the move.  She and her husband Kevin reside near the Learning Center and Anne has been a volunteer since their arrival.  I met Anne and Kevin during my first trip to Copey and the Learning Center in January 2013. She inspired me to become involved in the Learning Center and she is in my Blog dated January 9 along with our photo.

Anne, I purchased my copy of the book and I am eager to read it.  Congrats!!!  Check it out at: http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.htm

Second, we will record over 1,000 visits to this Blog in the next couple days.  Now, I know you may think about 900 of them are caused by me visiting my own Blog…BUT that’s not true. I admit some are mine but nearly all are accounted for by you. Please keep checking it out and let’s shoot for 2,000 visits now.


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