Our next few days were filled with meetings. We were able to spend time at Christ Cathedral observe the primary school. We met with teachers, parents, and students and gathered information and shared ideas regarding the construction of Grace International School.
The conversations were fruitful with all parties joining the dialogue. Parents and teachers alike shared their passion for a quality education for the children. Their combined vision for Grace International School includes a state-of-the-art science and technology building.
They also requested athletic fields and dormitories for both staff and students.This will require significantly more space than the plot they own. By happy coincidence, a large adjacent parcel of land was for sale. Bishop John had already placed a 50% down payment of $30,000 on the property. We, the AEP representatives agreed that we needed to find a way to raise the additional $30,000 on our return to the USA.
In the evening we met with the building committee, and listened to their plans and ideas, their vision for the school was encouraging in its scope.