Teaching in Tanzania

It’s 1:20am and my laptop tells me I have only 31% battery left until it quells over from alkaline starvation. So the race to cover over three month’s worth of ground begins.

Let’s start with the basics: I have been volunteering at an orphanage/ school in Arusha, Tanzania. In the morning I teach math and English; in the afternoon I spend time with the kids.

Many of them face challenges blotched by ugly numbers:

– Many are Nearly 1 million kids in Tanzania are orphaned by families affected by HIV

– Kids in the slums of Arusha live on less than $1 a day

Many of the kids are a part of these statistics but none are consumed by them. They all have different stories but one commonality ties them together: resilience.

A dangerously cute bunch: Helen, Eliah, Japhet and Diana

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Ombeni and Aron

Getting a cup of porridge. In this photo: Benson

Rock stars. In this photo: Christina and Ombeni

Having a moment. In this photo: Diana

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