‘I want you to think carefully about what it is that you want to achieve by the end of this conversation and to try your best to achieve it’, is a line that comes to mind when I think back to one particular fracas which occurred on project. 1,039 more words
Day 3. Swahili Word: Parachichi. After 3 days of travelling we reach home for the next month. Moshi means ‘Smoke’ in Swahili, and from this view it’s easy to see why!
Day 5. Swahili Word: Embe. Our teaching placement was at Majengo Secondary School in Moshi. With 3000 pupils and 100 teachers, it is the biggest school in Northern Tanzania. However, greeting them all at the Monday morning assembly was great fun!
Day 7: Swhaili Word: Chai. We were initially apprehensive about teaching our classes in Swahili, however the school insists its pupils speak English. This is not unusual, and certainly made communication smoother.
Day 7. Swahili Word: Chai. Setting to work with lesson planning. Class sizes ranged from 30-130 pupils, aged between 11 and 25 years old. Certainly daunting during the initial few days.
Day 10. Swahili Word: Vitabu. Perfect buys from the local market. As a result we spent the weekend looking like complete tourists in our brightly coloured pants.
Day 12. Swahili Word: Mtoto. Decided to go for an explore of our surroundings. Our hosts stayed just outside Moshi town in Soweto. This trip saw us come across a huge second hand clothes market. A shirt from 30p anyone?
Day 15: Swahili Word: Asibuhi. This weekend we went to Kilimanjaro National Park and found beautiful (but freezing cold) meltwater swimming pools to spend the day by.
Day 16. Swahili Word: Moto. In the opposite direction from Kili, the land becomes flatter and the temperature hotter. Today our friends took us to this Masaai village on the shore of a Flamingo Lake.
Day 20. Swahili Word: Mfupa. Here is another picture of the grounds of Majengo. This is looking from the Assembly Hall towards the Science Block.
Day 21. Swahili Word: Msaada. After a full day of teaching, these make the perfect after school snack. Masala flavour was to die for!