Since it has been so long since I last posted I don’t know where to begin. I am going to start with bullets as they help me organize the chaos in my mind.
–August: I had the entire month of August off! I had my close of service conference and travelled around a bit. Normally, schools in TZ have the month of June off, but this year’s schedule is off due to a national census that occurred at the end of August (they wanted the students to be home so that they could be counted) so June we were in school, August we were free.
August also marked my replacement volunteer’s swearing-in and start of service, which means I currently have a roommate! Other than the fact that living by myself in a foreign land for two years has caused me to procure some rather interesting peculiarities (ie. the amount that I talk to myself and my dog, showering in the courtyard, the large amounts of lists that I make on a daily basis) having a roommate is great. I think that I talked her (Emily’s) ear off, as I was a little deprived of companionship, but now we have a nice routine going. It is much easier to make food for two people.
We have recently finished organizing the lab, and I have included pictures. It was a big project, but in just two weeks my students will do their first ever actual practical on the national examination! This, and the solar could not have been accomplished without your help and support so, once again, thank you!
My bullets that I started this post with did not hold up too well….
It is graduation season! I have been to so many 8 hour long parties full of Tanzanian dance and speeches in the last few weeks. Not necessarily the most entertaining thing to do, but tomorrow marks the graduation of my Form IV students, who hold a special place in my heart, so I am actually quite excited for tomorrow’s festivities. In fact, as I type this, there are about 5 boys shaking their money makers to Rihanna in preparation for their dance routine they are going to perform tomorrow in front of everyone. I can’t wait.