Hope International Christian Academy (HICA), our Hope Village school, resumed classes on Monday, February 23rd. Liberian schools were originally slated to begin their delayed school year on February 2nd but government leaders postponed the opening in order to give schools, many of which do not have running water, time to set up hand washing stations for each classroom. Buckets of a mild bleach solution will substitute in schools that lack running water. There is also the possibility that some of the younger students will be kept home for several more weeks as that group tends to touch each other more frequently which may more easily spread disease. The Ebola crisis has reminded Liberia that personal contact helped spread the Ebola virus and that good hygiene will help prevent future outbreaks of the deadly virus.