Our next few days were filled with meetings. We were able to spend time at Christ Cathedral to observe the primary school. We met with teachers, parents, and students, gathered information, and shared ideas regarding the construction of Graceland 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 Graceland 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. It agreed that a fundraiser was needed to raise the additional $30,000 upon 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.