To the ends of the earth…and back!

Whistle While You Work

The days have continued to be busy since Tom’s arrival. He has worked tirelessly, kindly allowing me to (sweetly) boss him around to complete our various tasks! After the epic day of shopping at the big outdoor market, one may have hoped it would have been complete. No, no! After all, I want to be a kind host and not deprive him of continued and adventurous fun!! =) We’ve ventured into the local market several times since to purchase additional items for the sponsored children, visited Alailelai village* in Ngorongoro Crater from where five of our sponsored children come, visited Journeys of Solutions’ Bulati project and more!! I’m happy to say Tom has settled in quite nicely to the rhythm of life here. I too have so enjoyed having an extra set of hands to help!

*check out http://www.amso-tz.org for more details!

Our adventure to Ngorongoro Crater!! Five years ago we passed through these gates for the first time; my the circle of life!

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Bulati–shout out to Journeys of Solutions for the help to purchase water tanks! Pictured here with Bulati head teacher, Mwalimu Manyaya, teacher Mr Ernest, Tom, and Alailelai friend John. FYI Ernest was John’s primary school teacher!
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Given Tom’s expertise (he built roads for 30 years), we’ve also been grateful to have him assist with the installation of the playground and the building of the sports court! Simply, had he whistled as be worked, there would have been a symphony at school! Here are some recent photos!

Kicking off Social Studies Week!
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Installing the playground (which will sit just behind the water well!
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Tom began and continues to work on an amazing mural which will include the help of our students and teachers!

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Kicking off Science Week!
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Distributing Pen Pal letters to our Standard VII students and taking their photos which will accompany responses
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Worry not! It’s not all work and no play–Tom managed a quick dance in a puddle–much to the surprise of some students!!

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STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON TOMORROW’S WATER WELL DEDICATION AND NEWS ABOUT UNITE VISITOR MEG TEACHING OUR TEACHERS ABOUT FIRST AID AND OLDER GIRLS ABOUT ADOLESCENCE

One response

  1. cheryl

    AMAZING! Really, really great things you are doing, Liz.

    23/02/2013 at 13:05

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