Visiting the village Virtually in August 2020
We are meeting virtually with a number of village committees! It has been informative and very reassuring to re-connect with our colleagues in the Santa Maria Tzeja community. Here we share some results of this delegation.
The kickoff for the delegation was the conveyance of 120 partner family letters. We had to use our imagination to think how this could be done without bringing a bag full of envelopes to the village. A team of people in the village enlisted to make it happen, whereby all letters could be emailed to a collaborator in the village computer center. From there, a lot of printing an footwork would follow.
After doing quite a bit of diligence, we have found that the Google Meet platform can endure the harsh internet limitations, accommodating multiple connections of participants using its phone app in Santa Maria Tzeja. Equally vital, our exceptionally talented translator Ali converts spoken Spanish to chat-box English in real time! The meetings can cover a lot of ground in this fashion, and indeed they have!