From Hong Kong to Tanzania!

After taking a break from the working world, Danny McLellan arrived at Jifundishe in the middle of a month-long African adventure that took him from Ethiopia to Rwanda, Tanzania to Kenya and on to Botswana. As I write this post, he is starting his Kilimanjaro climb, but yesterday, he spent the day at the Jifundishe Free Library teaching primary school students how to “map”

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Check out our April Newsletter!

It’s April! The rains have come, the maize is tall and green and the world around me has changed to from a dry, dusty landscape to a lush, verdant jungle. It happens every year (well, almost) and it always reminds me how important water is to our existence. Here in Tanzania, rain is seen as a blessing, a life-giving substance that cannot be created,

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We WILL have a classroom this January!

The classroom will have two skylights that will provide light produced by that wonderful Tanzanian sunshine! The floor is prepared in stages. The last stage will be a smooth, cement finish. The finishing layer is applied in large rectangular slabs, bordered by metal to prevent cracking The “fundis” who built the water tank stand take a moment to rest and admire their work. Two,

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Almost there!

The roof is on and the porch/entrance is ready to finish! The classroom will have three skylights for added light. The floors are all smoothed and being made ready for the next step…..finishing!


Roofing!

This building seems to be rising right out of the ground!!!! What a view! The roof framing is underway and it won’t be long until the iron sheet is on! One wall of the classroom has no windows. Inside, we’ll have a giant blackboard! That is done by painting flat black paint on the wall.