17 Jul

In order to clear my head and try to process all that has been going on around me, I decided to take a tour. Yes a tour – one of those things with buses packed full of embarrassing foreigners (mzungas) … Read More »

Eyes Wide Shut

16 Jul

The thirty students of Kilimahewa, cramped on their narrow wooden benches, rose to their feet without hesitation, welcoming their two Mazungu (white) teachers. They soon resumed their positions and we assumed ours, fumbling with the familiar technology that, in our … Read More »

When words fail

16 Jul

After spending the morning fighting projector issues and navigating the purchase of a printer, we went off with Mama Grace, a true force in the community, on “home visits” to the families of three students whom we sponsor in secondary … Read More »

Food for Thought

14 Jul

Today was a lot for me to digest. While Moira spent the day at the Kilimahewa Center for Education teaching English grammar, I accompanied Misty Eddy, founder of the Rau Foundation, to Rau Primary School in Moshi. A sprawling school … Read More »


13 Jul

Nourishment… For the mind – We wish everyone could spend just one day at the Kilimahewa “informal” school. Roughly 30 Tanzanian teenagers sit shoulder to shoulder on wooden benches under one light bulb meticulously copying biology and geography facts – … Read More »

Sweet and sour

12 Jul

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 … Read More »

9 Jul

Leaving on a jet plane. Most stressful part of the trip probably is over already – the checking in and the waiting in Terminal B Newark with no watering hole. Stephanie and I are headed to Tanzania with bags of … Read More »