Welcome to my blog! Here you will find pictures and a few reflections on my time spent in Tanzania working for TCRS. Your prayers are appreciated!
Friday, September 7, 2007
First Day of School
There are 5 primary schools at Nduta. These photos were taken at Urafiki School, one of the two schools I saw on the opening day of the school year. This school was orderly, meaning that the vast majority of students were in a class being instructed by a teacher. The second school I saw was very chaotic! My estimate is that less than 10% of the students were in classes. They just ran around the school yard and swarmed whatever was of interest to them. (When I was there with my camera, I was the main point of interest...)
The photo above is of a standard 6 class, which is roughly equivelent to 7th or 8th grade in the U.S.
A student writing on the chalk board.
A standard 3 class. Though you may not be able to tell it from this photo, each classroom has a wide age range of students.
The same class waving good-bye to me as I left the room. Aren't they adoreable?!
phone: to be posted
mailing address: to be posted
TCRS, or the Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service, runs various camps in Tanzania. Started by the Lutheran World Federation, it is now run by the Lutheran Church in Tanzania. To learn more, visit:
Princeton in Africa is an independent support organization of Princeton University. Its primary task is to match recent graduates and current students with partner organizations in Africa for internships and jobs. To learn more, visit: