Kwa Heri Safari, Jambo School!

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Yesterday was our first day back at Tetra Lutheran Primary School. Our teachers, students, and their beautiful smiles welcomed us as we walked towards the classrooms. We went into the classroom with all of the teachers at our school and we noticed a new type of technology, a TV. The teachers were watching a religious service on the TV that was in English. I should mention that I have not seen any type of electronic technology at the school besides the teacher’s cell phones. This TV was large, very nice, and new looking. To say the least, I was surprised. I wonder if the teachers have videos to show their students or if the TV and DVD player are only for the teachers? Definitely something I will have to ask when I go to school tomorrow.

During tea time (a break in the day where the kids run wild outside and the teachers drink tea and eat bread for about a half hour) all of the standard 5 teachers wanted to see the pictures I took while I was on safari. As I was showing them on my cell phone, they mentioned how much they would love to go to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater. My teacher also told me how badly he wishes he could take our students on safari. This discussion made me realize how truly lucky I was. These students live only hours away from a whole different world and yet they will likely never have the chance to visit. How amazing would it be to gather enough safari trucks (like the one in the picture above) to take the entire school to the Serengeti? I hope that one day, sooner rather than later, things will change for my students and they will be able to experience life outside of the city.

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