Can you believe it’s been so long since we were all stuffing our faces with Mama D’s delicious
guac, Christmas rice and fried chicken?! We know you have definitely missed the amazing kids
at Mnini and Matoli Primary School. The hard work and dedication you showed towards the
students and put into teaching English in your classes is evident in the songs they still sing
(Way oh, Way oh!) and all the items and money you donated…thank you for being so generous!
All your hard work during physical service will make an impact on Mnini and Matoli schools for
decades to come. The bright blue windows, doors, and new floors have definitely brightened up
the area and has created a welcoming learning environment.
We still think about the time we were able to witness a humongous elephant cross the road in
front of our jeeps at Tarangire, a true cat nap, all the gazelles, and probably the most wild lunch
view any of us have ever had. We know that the weekend made a lasting impression on many
of you, and we are so happy we were able to share such a cool experience with so many
different animals with you all!
It was great to be immersed in the culture with the Chagga tribe and Kill Wizard group, to
making coffee, and hearing from so many incredible speakers. Discovering our art skills and
learning more about each other through Batik, leadership activities, and dancing was so much
fun! Did you get your Batik framed yet?!
We truly were an adventurous group. The two days of safari and the hike around the base of
Kilimanjaro hopefully helped grow your appreciation for the natural wonders of Tanzania and the
great outdoors. Even the freezing mountain river we swam in was appreciated after the shock
of the cold water wore off. Kudos to those that made the plunge!
We hope that you still think on your time in Tanzania fondly and have lots of happy memories to
look back on. We could tell you all created deep and meaningful connections with each other.
We hope you continue to stay in contact with one another and we look forward to see how you
will continue to be the changɘ.
Thank you, teachers.
Racquel Maronde, Andie Gemme, James Davis