Spring 2011

February 3, 2011

Wednesday the group came to our house again for unit house.  Each week we ask what the students would like on the menu. We consistently get the…

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February 1, 2011

In order to further explore the challenges and opportunities Tanzania faces related to education, poverty, and health care we visited WAMATA, a non-profit agency in Dar es…

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January 31, 2011

This morning we all made it to Swahili class without a hitch, this after getting home Sunday evening after a full weekend.  An impressive group.  Tom Meyers,…

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January 30, 2011

We spent the weekend in a small town about an hour north of Dar es Salaam called Bagamoyo.  Loosely translated it means “where I lay my heart…

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January 28, 2011

Yesterday afternoon Dr. Masebu, a historian from the University of Dar es Salaam, gave us a sweeping overview of the colonial period in Africa, with specific references…

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January 26, 2011

Last evening we were without electricity (an increasingly frequent challenge for residents of Dar es Salaam) and therefore we could not post to the blog. So here…

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January 24, 2011

William Cronon suggests, “the instability of human relations with the environment can be used to explain both cultural and ecological transformations.”  Building on this theme, today we…

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January 23, 2011

Kigamboni Beach Weekend

This weekends’ pictures speak for themselves.  After a busy first week and a half, the students deserved some genuine respite and play.  We traveled by ferry to…

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January 21, 2011

Swahili class today included some wonderful singing of Tanzanian songs, both gospel and secular.  in return, the students offered a hymn or two from the Mennonite hymnal. …

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January 20, 2011

As you have begun to gather from previous posts, the daily schedule for students goes something like this.  Anywhere between 7-8:30 a.m. students arrive at Upanga Church…

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