Hello GLA students of Moshi Session 2,
We had a great time and were very pleased with all the things we accomplished together. We had great times, and challenging times and what we hope for most of all is that we all grew from the experience. In two weeks you have impacted the lives of staff, the communities you have lived and worked in, and each other. Thank you for choosing to spend two weeks of your summer with us and choosing this particular service learning program in Tanzania.
This time capsule letter is an opportunity to reflect on the time we shared in beautiful Moshi. One of my fondest memories we shared was celebrating a birthday and the impromptu dance party that followed. It was great to see everyone have so much fun together and bonding in your home away from home. Another of my favorite memories was the Fourth of July celebration organized by our leaders of the day and local staff. Our leaders of the day showed true initiative and students and staff were very appreciate of it.
As far as challenges were concerned it was inspiring to watch all of you working with your students despite the language barriers and class sizes. Thank you for putting in so much effort and having empathy for your students. These two weeks will have a much deeper impact on the community than you can observe. I cannot end this letter without mentioning the Ukulele jam sessions that added so much warmth and love to the program. It brought us so much joy to see everyone together and joining in the sing-a-longs. Lots of love from Tanzania and Karibu Tena!! or Welcome back again!!