Village of Hope Bulale, Tanzania (2018)

Larry & I have committed ourselves to help with the Village of Hope and the farm in Bulale. Each year we spend a couple of months helping on site. While Larry was busy at the farm developing infrastructure projects (future post),  I enjoyed spending time with the children at the Village of Hope. This school is one of 10 Village of Hope locations in Africa and opened in April 2018. Both the Lower Class (Junior Kindergarten in North America) & Upper Class (Senior Kindergarten) have approximately 17 children who were chosen because they were ‘at risk’ for a variety of reasons and may not have otherwise had the chance to attend school. I spent most of my time with the Upper Class and really came to know them & their amazing teacher, Betty.

I was really impressed that these kids didn’t know English when they started school and only 6 months later are taught exclusively in English. They take pride in their work and were happy to show me what they were working on.

A huge advantage of the small class size is the chance for one-on-one attention when needed.

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Mid-morning they are served a nutritious porridge which they really look forward to.

The kids enjoyed stories, crafts & playing.

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They also had a lot of fun with my hair 🙂

Outdoor fun was always a huge hit!

I can’t wait to see them again next year!

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