A recent letter from Alicia Komar after visiting the new restaurant in Ccorao with Washi's wife, Pammela.
"I was elated with what we saw. There were over 70 students present while we were there. The cooks told me that there are actually more students, depending on the day, and depending on the time. You will see from the attached photos that the space utilized is filled to capacity. In fact, the students were rotating through as we were there. There are students from both the primary and secondary classes. Secondary students come during their lunch break and then return to school. Primary students come after their classes are finished.
I was thrilled with the behavior of the students. Everyone was respectful and orderly in their actions. There was no rough housing or adverse behaviors. I could tell that they were all grateful to be there, and treated the project with respect. I enjoyed a nutritious lunch of a quinoa mash with vegetables and mate with the students.
My overall comments are that the project is running beautifully. I can also comment that from living here and trying to get things done, I realize that it has been a lot of work to set up and to manage. I would like to thank and give the highest compliments to Pammela for the work she has done there. Without her work, this project would not be such a success. Washi also deserves kudos for all of his contribution."
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