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Monthly Archives: January 2017

I see a number of people visiting my site and I apologize for not having any updates for you.  I recently was in Moshi for Christmas and let me tell you it was HOT, HOT, HOT.

I was mostly resting and celebrating Christmas with my family there but did meet with Do Science Leaders and with Municipal Council.  We are still facing a communication problem and can’t be sure whether the Head Teachers have received the DST information.  This makes planning very difficult.   The workshops are labour intensive for the leaders and if they can’t rely on attendance then it can be discouraging.

I’m also pondering ways to restructure the scholarship program.  There are no school fees but there are still costs to going to school such as uniform, food for lunch and notebooks.  I bought notebooks for a Form 1 student over the holidays and they needed 12 of them and the cost about $2 each.  They are large counter books and they must have them.  They don’t have enough textbooks for the class either.  I hate to think of students going all day without food.

I am finishing up my semester here at Bell and am retiring at the end of the month.  This will allow me to travel more freely and focus on other things.  I’m very much looking forward to it.  I don’t think I’ll be going again in Dec – Jan though due to the heat.  Jun – Aug are very nice there.

That’s all for now.  Thanks for visiting my site and Happy New Year to everyone.