At the end of the morning just before the children go home the teacher is selling very little sacks of coloured chips to those children who received money from their parents to buy the chips. They do this to complement their low salary. As there are some children who never have money to buy them … Continue reading Friday morning
So how is it at School? The class starts at 08:00 but the kids come in gradually until 09:00. That means that we start with for example eight kids and by 09:00 there are 50 in one class room with an age from 3 to 5+. They all come in with little backpacks on their … Continue reading Teacher, teacher,……
They call it here the cold season of the year (summer starts in August) but for me this is pretty warm compared to the average weather in Belgium. We are at the end of the raining season so I see more clouds than sun and in the evening it is cooling off somewhere between 19-16°C. … Continue reading Cold season
Hujambo (how are you?), that is what we say here if you are greeting someone that is not older then you are otherwise you say Shikamoo (I give you my respect). Always expect the unexpected I was told upfront so when on the first day they told me I would not go to the Presbyterian … Continue reading Hujambo?
I actually don't feel comfortable to take pictures here as it feels kind of rude to photograph people in their daily and for many difficult life. So I haven't taken my Nikon out of my room yet but taken some pictures in a rush with my phone. All pictures have been taken on my way … Continue reading On the way to School
"Volunteering to teach children abroad is a powerful way to effect entire communities. Many of the students you’ll encounter come from families who can’t afford the tuition commonly required for quality education. Make a difference by offering attention and support to students who have few opportunities for special one-on-one connections. In an over-crowded classroom, you … Continue reading Why on my way to Tanzania?