Back in England we heard that within a week Wellington had announced he would be leaving the project to take up a new job in Government Procurement and that Beth and team had organised a ‘leaving do’ to fit very aptly, into the Children’s Day party. Shelagh, a current volunteer, was there when the news was made public and recalls the event.
When Beth announced he was leaving Davi threw himself on the floor ! Wellington made a speech , Ianca gave a speech then all the kids ran up to hug him!
I met Wellington several times during his six years with the project and I was always struck by his dedication, which is reflected along with other attributes in the children’s tributes.
“When I arrived in the project and met Wellington I saw immediately that he was a nice person. All of us will feel the lack of him, sending people to go inside, make copies, and throwing down for lunch” three cuts “with us. When he he gave the news, I and the entire project were very sad, but he will always be in our hearts. – Djair
“Wellington, you’re gone but you left many intelligent students – far more experts and scholars. You were very annoying, but mostly you were cool with us. Allowed students who were already experts even more , always giving lots of scolding , but when we all needed help or were in doubt, you always helped us. Always intelligent and a good monitor. thank you! “- Gabriela
Wellington was a great monitor. He explained very well the homework. When I joined the project Wellington has taught me many things. Thelmo
After 6 years as a monitor in the project, our dear Wellington left us Wellington. Despite missing him, we’re happy that he was able to go to a good job, where he will continue studying to do public procurement. Beth
Disappointing and inconvenient as it is when a key member of staff moves on, Wellington’s move does demonstrate how Beth has built a community where everyone thrives and develops.