Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Prize giving in Shinyanga

The day the Mwadui ladies handed out soup and treats for the children of the Blind and Albino School, Shinyanga, Father Justin asked us if we'd attend a prize giving function at the nearby Catholic primary school. He asked us to nominate a guest of honor who'd hand out the prizes. I suggested that Marita is that dignitary and we'd support her. The other ladies on camp couldn't attend so even though it was the day before I took our foster cats to Dar Es Salaam, I went along with Marita. 

It turned out to be a very interesting morning with speeches in English and Swahili and afterwards I took photos of Marita handing over the prizes.
Before the prize giving several students gave a poem rendition of the school's history and it's many needs !

A pupil is led by a nun/teacher to collect his prize
Marita congratulates a young student on work well done!

Africans love photos and we posed for absolutely ages!

Marita and I at the Guest of Honor table

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  1. What a great experience and a wonderful slice of life in your part of the world.

  2. You both look lovely and what an honour!

  3. It is interesting to see that even poor African schools can still have pomp and ceremony. Good on Marita and you for doing this for the school.

  4. You ladies are getting quite a reputation for helping out.

  5. What lovely heart-warming shots.

  6. You ladies look lovely and I'm sure both of you being at the school for their ceremony meant the world to them. It makes things more exciting too for the staff and children. God bless you Jo.

  7. The ceremony must be fun for the children. It is wonderful of Marita and you to help the schools. Love the photos, have a happy day!

  8. It is so important for children to partake of these ceremonies. It is important for all of us to mark the milestones of our lives.
    You are a wonderful woman to involve yourself with so many around you.

  9. That must have been very nice and interesting ! At least something is done for these poor kids.


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