Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Program in Ruins

Wednesday rolled around and I was still in denial about the program having ended four days prior. Shaye, Abby and Liz had recently left for home. That still left ten students in Tanzania, three of which were on Kilimanjaro and … Continue reading

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Compassion Child

My mother sponsors a child through Compassion International. I realized after coming to Tanzania that it is not unusual here to “sponsor” someone to go to school by paying for their requisite fees. A couple of the students decided to … Continue reading

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Of Shipwrecks and Flying Foxes

We got another early start our second morning in Pemba since that day’s boat ride would be the longest yet. We headed out from the dock in the direction of the Matumbi Lighthouse- I was riding in the metal motorboat, … Continue reading

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Captain Kidd and the Haunted Caves

Colleen and I agreed that we both had experienced feelings of déjà vu upon arriving in Pemba. There was something about the dilapidated concrete dock, the lushly vegetated mountainous terrain, and then heading uphill into a sparsely populated town riding … Continue reading

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Arriving in Pemba

I couldn’t resist the urge to take the students on one last field trip before the program drew to a close. We had been to Zanzibar at the end of September, but only to the main island of Unguja. This … Continue reading

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