Meet Chungu, our groundskeeper, watchman, handyman, bus attendant

This is Jackson Lekakeo, but he likes to be called Chungu. He is 29 years old.  He is the sweetest man! He is like a family.  He bikes each day from his home each day, that took us maybe 30 minutes to walk. The roads to him home would not allow for a car if he had one. He is helping with everything at the school, and he always has a smile on his face. I used to call him Smiley in pictures, but now he is my dear friend Chungu!

He carefully makes sure each child safely gets on and off the bus.

The first day I arrived, January 17th, Emanuel and I went to the market, and bought the tree I said I wanted on our school grounds, a Royal Poinciana tree. We purchased it and Chungu planted it.
Chungu is always working!