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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kilimanjaro Kids - Guest Blog by Sierra Dawson

Emmanuel is the reserved program director of the Make a Difference organization who kept mostly quiet until the minute he saw the kids. He immediately opened up and showed his obvious infatuation for the children. This morning, before heading to the orphanage, Emmanuel gave us an informal Swahili lesson where us foreigners asked him to translate certain phrases we thought were important to know. For example, Brad asked how to say 'shut up' (nyamaza), Rosemary asked how to say her favorite animal, a giraffe (twiga), and Allison asked how to say dance (cheza). 

Then we made the 45 minute drive to the orphanage in Himo where we helped the children with their studies, taught them how to slackline, and gave them helpful hints on taking quality photographs. 

As the night draws to a close, we plan on watching Out of Africa on the tiny iPad in which I am currently writing this on. 

Kwaheri sasa!

(goodbye for now!)
-Sierra 

In the living room of the MAD house.


Christina and Rosemary, posing for a photo that Exuper took - practicing his portrait photography.

Me (Sierra), struggling to teach advanced geometry to Upendo.

Tim and Exuper.

Rosemary and Elionda doing math on the chalkboard. 

1 comment:

  1. Great Blog! We are looking forward to seeing the pics and updates from Lake Challa! Thank you all for your help!
    http://www.GoMADNow.org

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