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 Moshi Primary. 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 and the soccer balls they still use.
All your hard work during physical service will make an impact on Moshi Primary school for decades to come. The bright blue windows and 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 catch sight of two cheetahs on top of a hill in Tarangire, a true cat nap, and everyone battling through dehydration and too much fun. 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, writing poems, 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 about your time in Tanzania fondly and have lots of happy memories to look back on. As participants in the first ever S.P.A.C.E. J.A.M., we hope you had as much fun as we did, even though there were some sacrifices that included Andie’s water bottle. #NeverForget.
Remember to stay loose and funky.
Racquel Maronde, Melissa Portch, Andie Gemme, James Davis