Marita and the rest of us ladies bought toffees, boiled sweets, lollipops. Marita also arranged for someone from the company to have 300 bags of popcorn popped in Shinyanga and brought to Mwadui.
On Wednesday 17th December at 10 am, we drove up to the Western Township; one of the densely populated suburbs of town. Marita had the PR officer, Joseph and Yasini, the company handyman, in tow. She'd arranged for Yasini, a company handyman, to hang three swings while we were handing out treats to the 300 eager children. (It was Amanda's idea to give these children somewhere to play - a slide and see-saw will follow - and she suggested round wooden boards, hung from strong branches with thick nylon rope)
Louise, a teacher by profession, and whose sandalled toe is in the left hand corner of the photo, marshaled the children into orderly lines
Louise' 80 year-old mother-in-law and daughter, Henricke pose with the children
Meanwhile Yasini got to work hanging the swings
As always, the Tanzanians are willing to help with any project
As soon as the first swing was ready, I hopped on and Joseph gave me a push!
Ever organized and kind-hearted Louise pushed the children until her arms were lame!
At sometime after midday, we said goodbye to the crowd of children, most of whom were waiting their next turn on one of the three swings.
Here's wishing you all a Happy Friday.