It's been a whirlwind era as I taught 4 artist/teachers to work with stained glass. Although we had been working with students from Germantown High School, deemed one of the roughest of Philadelphia's inner city for 5 years, the past two years were devoted to the students designing and building 18 windows for a remote and impoverished new school being built in the tiny village of KwaNgcolosi, South Africa (20 minutes west of Durban). All of their intense work was presented in a beautiful setting this past summer at the Philadelphia Welcome Center.
There the students windows were filled with light and enhanced our downtown. For the next part of this adventure I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa with Sharon Katz (of the Peace Train)
where we delivered the hand-carried windows into the hands of the children of the village.
Once this school is complete, these fabulous children will no longer have to walk for 2 hours through the unforgiving hills to get their education. What a feeling of accomplishment for all who have been involved!
Won't you consider making a donation to Friends of the Peace Train or The Stained Glass Project: Windows that Open Doors? This school year we make windows for a new school in New Orleans!