We woke up our first morning in Moshi to send off four sponsorship students to their second term at Notre Dame Secondary School. VERY HAPPY to be returning to school – taking only a few items in their bags but forming new dreams in their heads. A fifth young woman, Theresia, was so excited to be embarking on a future at Arusha Teacher’s College where she will work toward a certificate. In two years, she can return to Kilimahewa and show the way to others struggling to get a good basic education. We watched as she walked down the dusty road to board the bus to her new life. A sweet beginning to our time here.
And then today, we met the technology gremlins. Six hours at the Vodaphone store (Stephanie outlasted me by 3 hours… and is very bitter) but in the end, we are connected to the world – and more importantly to YOU. Here again, the educational curve is so disparate – even the most entry level computer classes open so many doors for U.S. students that barely are cracked here.