Mid-morning I could hear a throng of children singing, getting louder and louder as they approached the gates. The school from the village, named Komahun which is located right outside the camp walls, marched all of the students, while singing and clapping their hands, to the gates to extend their regard for Alastair and me. It was an overwhelming display. I had the opportunity to meet the teachers and speak with them briefly about the school conditions. The school itself is in dire need of supplies such as desks, books, writing utensils and other items. The visit from the children and their offering of a song served not only as an extension of respect but also as a reminder of that need. After singing and clapping for several minutes, Alastair addressed the sea of faces and expressed his appreciation for their song. He spoke of the importance of education and introduced me to the crowd. I said thank you as well and echoed his words of counsel. My formal visit to the school is planned for this coming Monday. It will be an opportunity to spend time with the children, assess the needs there, and determine what my role can be.