Finding the school itself was the hardest part.
We had sent word that we were coming, via fax and
telephone calls to people in town and asked that
they get word to the school about our visit.
We weren't able to hook up with the people we needed
to and couldn't get directions to the school. With not
a lot of time to spare, we just decided to drive up to
the area around the Cerro Chincua reserve and ask for
We met a boy on the road who knew where the school
was. We headed that way. We drove up a long drive
and introduced ourselves. People started walking
towards the school from all directions. There was
no school that day because their teacher was at a
principals meeting. Someone had keys to the school
and let us in. Eventually we had quite a crowd.
The people were incredibly warm and thankful for
our visit. They were very proud of their small school.