Warren, our team leader, has kept us on a tight schedule all week with departures no later than We still like him.
Today our destination was Kiromo. By , we received a warm reception by hundreds of children, their teachers and the head of school, an amazing lady who runs a tight ship. They all gathered to sing their national anthem. We reciprocated by singing ours.
500 bedkits were distributed, a process that requires logistics and time. Time to interact with the children. If language is a barrier, singing, dancing and playing are international. And that is what we did.
Today, 9 parents were interviewed. These exchanges are extremely valuable as we learn that while the current content of the bedkit's offers much needed items, the need for antiseptic cream, closed shoes, books and individual cups is real.
We were warmly thanked by the teachers to whom we presented gifts for the school ranging from a much needed first aid kit to soccer balls.
Throughout the week, we got the chance to discover Mama Wandoa, whose life is totally absorbed by the need to help others and create a safe place for everyone in her community. MERCI Mama for being who you are!
We cannot end this blog without acknowledging the amazing work of the Tanzanian volunteers who were with us the entire trip. The distribution of 2000 bedkits in 4 different locations would have been impossible without them.
We are on the way back to the hotel. The bus is silent. Some are sleeping while others are simply watching life unfold in Tanzania at the end of a work day!
RJ goes to Tanzania will soon be coming home
Raymond James' Team in Tanzania 2018
Post your comments here: