Halls Of Learning
  • It was hard to begin......and decide where to start, so i chose to start now. Now, we approach the 8th weekend of our work in Jones Town. Since Oct 1, 2005, we have been renting a classroom in the hardly used building of the Jones Town Agency for Change. For 2-3 hours on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 middle school students meet in preparation for the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition in http://www.playingatlearning.org/...
  • This photo essay is a tribute to the children of Jones Town and Arnett Gardens, who are the pioneers of a robotics programme in their community. It tries to document the period of their preparation to participate in the robotics competition in California, from their first team-building activities to their research on impact of garbage on the Kingston Harbour to building an oceanic environment from LEGO pieces and designing a robot to perform missions. These children came out to training inspite of the torrential raindrops.....and the torrential rain of gunshots which ...
  • January 3, 2006: [9 days before scheduled departure and no funding finalized] On this morning, along with their parents, we approach the emergency window at the US Embassy in Kingston with VISA applications for 6 boys and 2 girls. When we get inside the embassy, it is brought to our attention that 5 of the applicants have the older version of their birth certificates, which is no longer being accepted. Three applications are accepted, 2 VISAs are granted. With the strong ...