The party was held at the Lutheran Uhuru Hotel in Moshi. The children are familiar with this place as we held our gathering here a previous year.
They were not expecting new additions to the playground area (small zip-line and trampoline), this was a super treat and lots of fun for all! After a nice big meal together they played on the equipment then had their annual photos (in their Sunday best and in school uniforms) which we send to sponsors and post online to their photo album.
Even a few of the parents tried the small zip-line for the first time 😀.
Before heading home the children received a gift bag with candies and popcorn, toothbrush and toothpaste, pen & pencils and English books, which were brought over from Ontario, Canada by a family member who was visiting Martha. Big thanks to Jenny for bringing the books, for running around getting some other goodies for the gift bags, playing with the children and for helping with the photos at the party!
As always I am so grateful that we were able to provide this experience for the children and I'm sure they are as equally grateful! I miss hearing their giggles but love to see their big smiles! Hopefully one day soon I'll be able to see them again in Tanzania!
To learn more about how you can get involved reach out to Amanda - there are many ways to help support the Rudisha Foundation. Perhaps you are looking for a truly eye opening experience? Travel to Tanzania to visit the schools of the children you sponsor or have one of them join you on safari - they would love to see you!
My blog could never be complete without thanking Mama (Martha Msuya) for arranging everything for the party! Asante sana Mama!