The Team Continues to Make Progress!

All the team continues to make progress!  tan 1407a1 Elizabeth and Pangani attending a sick pupil atbthe Romani Catholic clinic.

  • The medical team was happy to see Sam, the four year old with the badly burned hand.  His condition is improving and he even smiled and giggled after the treatment. They also discovered that the reason the boy’s arm was covered with animal hair was because people believe that rabbit hair heals burns. In the afternoon the team started a new class for RMAs.
  • The secondary school team: Sean taught a biology class for about 100 students. There is only one text book for the class. The students use a study guide as their text. Adrienne taught English to about 40 Form 2 students. In the afternoon, Adrienne and Sean coached the debate team. They helped with pronunciation and by challenging the students’ ideas and arguments.  Adrienne commented that she loved seeing the pride on their faces when she praised them for their skills in English.
  • Primary School team: The school was closed due to the holiday so Kathryn G., Angela, and Grace went to the secondary school to do an inventory of books in the library. This involved cleaning the books, which were very dusty. They wore masks. Kathryn finished her gorgeous maps of Tanzania with the help of Nicole and Angela.
  • Construction team: They continue to work great together as a team and hope to be finished tomorrow. Jacob is fantastic at doing corners – even Moses was impressed! They stopped by Tisa and Bertha’s home for tea and gracious hospitality.
  • Catholic Center team: Nicole, Angie, and Lina spent the day at the Catholic Center and especially enjoyed Edward’s tour of the village.
  • At 5 p.m., we headed to the party hosted by the Italians at the Hands of Africa shop. They served donuts, samosas, focaccio, and tea.  Many of us bought dresses, headbands, computer covers, aprons, and more.
  • We came home to an INCREDIBLE pizza made by Mama Tony paired with Kilimanjaro beer courtesy of Kathryn G.

I had a wonderful talk today with Headmaster Shadrack Nyaulingo. I have been impressed with the upper level students’ awareness of global issues and their strong motivation to be leaders who make lasting change. It’s clear that this is a core value that Nyaulingo imparts to the students.  Every Monday and Friday he gives a talk to the entire school. Yesterday it was about the importance of education for girls. He shared a quote from Malala, the Pakistani girl who stood up to the Taliban: “One teacher, one pen, one student, and one book can change the world.”

Entry submitted by: Lisa 

Tan 1407A1 Adrienne in class at Pomerini.Message of the Day – Maya: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do….” – Steve Jobs

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