To the ends of the earth…and back!

Made it back to the US

After some very busy final days in Tanzania before the holidays, I’ve made it back to the US for a few weeks.

I can never seem to remember what a shock my system goes through when returning to the chilly northeast after several months in equatorial Africa. A heavy coat, scarf, hat and two layers later: Noted!

I’ll be updating with more details and photos soon….in the meantime I invite you to meet seven adorable children, the newest enrolled in TEC’s sponsorship program. Note, of the first five, only Lowassa and Denis know some Kiswahili. These five children come from Ngorongoro Crater and are Maasai. Having had little to no schooling prior to their arrival at Tumaini, and in turn little to no knowledge of Kiswahili, we’ve enlisted the help of Tumaini teachers, Mr Robert and Mr Jimmy to assist in the adjustment period. Robert is Maasai so he has been working tirelessly to help translate for the children. Thank you Robert and Jimmy!!

Happy and Nashipai


Denis and Sangau




Elihuruma and Fausta


Changing into boarding uniforms


Showered and ready to visit FAME for check ups


All finished at FAME! A huge thank you to Doctor Gabriel for his thorough explanations and patience with the little ones, Veronica for helping to translate for the five Maasai children and FAME’s volunteer coordinator Pamela for the gifts of pencils and laughter during our visit!


Lego fun after morning lessons!!


2 responses

  1. Lisa

    They are adorable Elizabeth! Congrats on helping more children on their road to an education….

    10/12/2012 at 17:17

  2. susan Rickert

    deeply inspiring! What a future these children will have. Congratulations to all
    who are going to help them attain their education. Blessings,

    Susan Rickert, San Francisco, Ca. 94127

    07/01/2013 at 23:39

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