It is hot! humidity low, fortunately, but walking up and down the hill is a sweaty experience.
Haldor and Earla met with all the sponsored kids in form 1, 3 and 4 yesterday. Form 2 will be next. and then Fredy, our amazing teacher brought Tobias to meet us. He is 20, wants to be in Form 1, lived with his grandmother in Babati, 3 hours south of here, and was dropped off at Ngateu by an acquaintance. ( Ngateu has become a school that is known to be good.) He had no place to live, no food, no one to turn to so showed up at Fredy's office in tears. Earla, Haldor and I said we'll cover his hostel, food and entrance fees - breaking our rule - made yesterday - of no more sponsored students until we have more sponsors. And Tobias fought back tears, not too successfully, and left to join the Form 1 class.
School board meeting tomorrow - with only a few of the members. I asked for the chairman, Mtui and Rose Mkara - and Grace. i want to discuss the ideas that came out of our meeting last August.
Solar people are working every day! Today they worked on batteries - roof stuff is up. Security is an issue to discuss with the school board.
Our hearts soar - with the wonderful students we meet every day and our hearts ache for all those who do not get this opportunity of education. And Mr. Mosha's chickens are healthy and well, the students are being fed, the teachers are wonderful!! and we are making a difference.
p.s. the dogs still bark and fight in the night, the pigs squeal at dinnertime, the roosters crow about 5, the doves coo all the time,days are long and lovely and we love being here.