Recall that I was all excited about conducting soapmaking classes at a local girl’s school.
Well, it’s still happening this July 16th–but it turns out that I won’t be paid.
The reason why is, according to Education Ministry regulations, the students cannot pay additional tuition for such extra curricular activities, unless given the go ahead by the Ministry as well as the school’s Parents and Teachers Association (PIBG). And it would take a LONG time to get that kind of clearance.
I am disappointed, for sure. But I will keep my word to run the class, as I still want to share what little I know of soapmaking with the girls, and perhaps also touch a bit on entrepreneurship if they’re interested to learn a little on that too. Whether or not I’ll pursue running classes at schools depends entirely on the level of response at that demonstration I will run on the 16th.
My dream of teaching soapmaking still lives on. Someone said that brick walls (obstacles) are not actually hindrances, but are actually there to keep *other* people out. And I also learn from observing my children, who are by nature persistent and often don’t bow to other people’s opinions about what they can and cannot do: