April 21, 2011

a loooong weekend off

Traditionally, Easter weekend is a long weekend here in Tanzania because we have Good Friday and the following Monday (called "Easter Monday") off. This year it's even longer because Union Day falls on Tuesday of next week, so it's become a nice little 5-day break. As if that wasn't enough, I found out yesterday that my school is hosting this year's Catholic student Easter Conference. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but I've donated quite a bit of money to students so they can go; they walk around town with these donation forms, asking people for money so they can attend the conference. I usually give around 500 /= to each student (a little less than $0.40), since it's normally the case that around 10-12 students ask me for a donation.

April 11, 2011

big ideas, little time

Today marked the end of our O-level mid-term break. It also marked the end of A-level break at our school, so our boarding students returned yesterday. The result: utter chaos.