Monday, March 1, 2021

Smiles for days!

It is so great being back in Tanzania! Every day I wake up grateful to be here. Each year we try to hold a gathering for the children in the Rudisha Foundation, it really comes down to the donations we receive on a yearly basis. 

A favourite place for the party is the Uhuru Lutheran Hostel in Moshi. They have a nice play area which the children always enjoy and offer a nice setting for lunch. This year the children were so excited to see some new additions to the play area - a bouncy castle and the highlight was the pool and water slide! It was the first time for them to play in the water. They are still thanking us for the day. I'm sure it is something they will never forget. I have put together this short video and as you will see there was smiles and giggles all around. 

Here is the link if you want to watch the video in full screen

So many thanks to those who made this special day possible. Without your support we could not make this happen. 

The above picture (from many years ago) popped up a couple days ago as I was organizing my foundation photos, so I wanted to share that we still keep in touch with both students, Nancy and Joel. Joel stopped in to visit my mother-in-law, Martha, during his Christmas break from college. You can see he's not so little anymore! Joel recently passed his program to become a safari driver/guide, now he's working on getting his drivers license. He and Mama enjoyed a game of scrabble, I never did ask who won. 😛

His older sister, Nancy, is studying Business Administration in Marketing and Public Relations at Dodoma College of Business Education, she was also visiting Moshi a few days ago. Nancy and Mama went to the Kilimanjaro Marathon to support their fellow Tanzanians. You can see the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the backdrop! What a fine young lady Nancy has turned into. I'm so proud of them both for chasing their dreams and I enjoy keeping in touch with them on social media. Best of luck to you both as you continue your education and move into the work force. 

Helping one person may not change the whole world, but it could help change the world for one person - Unknown

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