Thursday, March 8, 2012

school days

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Miss Evy and I have been to quite a few local schools recently and I must say although I am completely exhausted on these days it feels just right. Like that is exactly where we are supposed to be. We try to go to bless, encourage, listen, learn, and help in the small ways we can. Doro joined me and adding our watoto the Wazungu total for the morning was 4. We were visiting two teachers from the training seminar and they were so excited to have guests in their classroom. The kids sang for us, showed us a few games the teachers learned at the seminar, and generally giggled at us no matter what we did.

Here is a bit of a local school....
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lots of sweet kids in matching uniforms
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using wooden blocks the teachers painted for sorting, counting, etc. They also used old cardboard boxes to make flashcards with sounds and shapes.
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I could use some Arabic lessons but as I pointed out I am still working on language number 2. Some day....
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religion class
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getting ready for game time
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I had to get in on the shoe game...and was beaten kabisa in case you are wondering!
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listening to the resourcefulness of these amazing teachers
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when it was time to leave as was evident by our sweat covered faces and two very tired Wazungu kids the teachers sent these students to load our zawadi (gifts) of spinach, limes, and brooms in our car to thank us for coming to their school. And yeah, not sure what is up with the Evy Imani undies shot- although she is a proud girl that she wears only chupis these days so maybe just showing off a bit.

The kids gave us a gift of singing to us. Adorable as they proudly displayed their songs while proud teachers cheered them on. And we returned the gift by teaching them a song.....


this is good work I get to be a small part of.
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4 comments:

Doro said...

yes, it was a great day! sorry, that i wasn´t able to join today again - hopefully next week :-)

Bibi Ronnie said...

Nice that Evy is in chupis! Very nice of her to share the good news. Cute video.

Anonymous said...

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kyla

M. or W.W. said...

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Love, Grant