The centre that has been Gek’s summer project to refurbish is practically finished. The centre hosted a multi denominational group on International Peace Day. Buddhists lamas, Christians, Jews and Muslims sat down to lunch in the centre. Gek has done amazingly well to refurbish the building in such a short time. The difficulty in working across a language barrier cannot be underestimated. It is the biggest challenge of any project or work done in this kind of environment. It somethings feels like you are riding a charging horse though a fog. Things are happening around you, but you don't know how or why. Situations arrive suddenly, without prior warning. You have to have absolute faith in your horse......he must know where he is going to charging ahead the way he is!!!!!!!! The relief and joy when the job is done successfully is over whelming.
A couple of days later, the centre was doing craft lessons in felt making aided by a new Australian volunteer, Sandra. School lessons end at lunch time with the afternoons given over to extra curricula activities.
The children do fine art and craft, as in this session making felt cards to traditional Mongolian designs.