We want to create a better learning atmosphere for the teachers and students in Kilimahewa without jumping into a building project. As we said in our previous post –let’s get the teaching right first. Therefore, we’re simply planning to “spruce … Read More »
It’s helpful to fix a building, install a toilet, purchase texts and materials, maybe even provide some soccer balls for play. But without decent teaching, these things improve one’s environment but not one’s chances in life. That axiom holds true … Read More »
Thursday provided a combination of experiences for us. First we drove miles up a rutted dirt road of abject poverty into what really is the base of Kilimanjaro mountain to find the home of one of our teenage students, Alex. … Read More »
Please excuse the weird aspect ratio. My compressor is acting up and will only export in one format.
In April 2009, Neema and Upendo snuck away from their Massai village with only a bag of beans in their possession. They soon were to be circumcised and married, and for several years they had planned this escape. With money … Read More »
Stephanie and I spent the last two days at the Notre Dame School in Njiro, a primary and secondary school run by Notre Dame sisters from India. We have seen andexperienced some lows in our first week here and now … Read More »
Tonight Stephanie and I had a romantic dinner by candlelight courtesy of the Moshi power grid. And did we mention the cacophony of sounds that marks every evening here? It begins with the cows grazing under our bedroom windows. Around … Read More »