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Goodbye MZS!

When Ally and Kylee’s feet climbed the steep, metal steps of the school bus this morning, a dizzying array of emotions surged through their bodies as they prepared for their final day of school in Tembagapura. Feelings of excitement, trepidation, … Continue reading

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China Extended Study Trip

Books are windows to the world; the ability to step into and explore the pages of those books is an adventure. For the past several weeks Ally has had her nose buried in textbooks studying the rise and fall of … Continue reading

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Mill and Mario Brothers’ Mining

Last week MZS’s fourth-grade and fifth-grade students left the familiar confines of their classrooms and journeyed into the mysterious territory of their fathers’ workplace. They traveled beyond the roads they knew, passed by buildings they had never seen, and went … Continue reading

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Komoro Art and Culture Program

The spirit of the Komoro people enveloped the local community last month with its annual art and culture program. The fervent sound of handcrafted wooden drums penetrated the air, while artisans, with painted torsos and feathered headdresses, manipulated primitive tools … Continue reading

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Extended Middle School Trip

Ally and the other MZS middle-school students left jobsite this afternoon for an extended field trip to Cairns, Australia. When they arrive there tomorrow morning, they will be met and picked up at the airport by staff members of Small … Continue reading

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A Field Trip to Kuala Kencana

Kuala Kencana (KK) is a small town in the lowlands that is owned and operated by the company to support its mining operations in the highlands. Just like Tembagapura, it’s securely situated away from the general population. It has residential … Continue reading

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Banti Village

Ally has had the opportunity to travel to some extraordinary places in the short time that we have lived here. Places with a wealth of culture. Places wrought with diversity.  And, places entrenched in history or committed to growing with … Continue reading

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