Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Various photographs from June 2013 trip

Nyhinila Church
Inside the Church waiting for our arrival
Must have some japate, tea and peanuts before we start
A visit to the pre-school foundation
Bricks are waiting to be fired building of walls will start in August
Hagili a young women from the village is training as a pre-school teacher
Mother's Union prepare to sing and play their drums
When are we going to do something?
Lets have some quiet before we start!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Tanzanian 18 - 19 June - Chitemo Village

What a warm welcome from the children and people of Chitemo village.
Children waiting for us in Chitemo Church
Activity time - lets do 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes'
Time for lunch! Yum,Yum
Rajabu (Wild thing) and Stephen our interpreter.
What shall we do now?
What are they doing?
How about some skipping?
Why are we walking with bean bags on our heads?
Atishoo,atishoo we all fall down!
Hey this ball and bat game is fun - what do I do next?
The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round round and round!
A game of football - that's more like it!
Time for a rest and refreshments
Clothes for the orphan children
A perfect fit for this little chap
Noah's Ark
Lesley told the story of Noah's Ark and then the children helped her make one.
It's time to dance!
Come on Brian - knees up!
What are these visitors doing?

Tanzanian visit June 2013 continued

All Saints Cathedral, Mpwapwa, Sunday service 16 June
Rev Brian McHenry with the Dean Canon Anderson
Presentation of drawing from All Saints, Orpington, Sunday school children to Sunday school teachers at Cathedral
Presentation of brassieres to Mother's Union representative
What a way to end a service - beat those drums!
Youngest member of the congregation - it was a long service!
That is they way to transport bras!
A friendly drink of pop and then its on our way to lunch.

Tanzanian visit 12 June 2013 - 28 June 2013

Emirates airline restricted the cabin luggage to 7Kilos! The 'Rufus Roo' jacket solved the problem - no restriction on the amount carried on the body! How silly can it get but it did the trick and I didn't mind looking like the Michelin X woman.
Lesley and Tim (fellow travellers) at Dubai airport
Leaving home 4pm on 12th arrived Dar es Salaam  13th,22 hours later! But we are still smiling - where are our other happy travellers Brian and Liz?
Lovely Rajabu who has been our driver   during our visits over the past 4 years. Not only that but has acted as translator and entered into all our activities - a real treasure.
14 June six hours after leaving Dar es Salaam we arrive still smiling in Mpwapwa. Brian,Lesley,Tim,Liz and Rajabu - what has happened to me - I must be taking the photo!
15 June visit to the 'fundi' to have some clothes made.

15 June visit St Luke's Maternity Clinic

Research Department
Maternity ward
We donate baby clothes to the clinic which are given as gifts to the mothers when they leave the clinic.
English men abroad - love the hats!
Making flip flops out of old car tyres
Lunch time at the Agape café-cheers!
St Paul's Church Mpwapwa - being introduced at the Mother's Union Conference.
Visit to Archbishop Jacob's new house
Our first day has ended - time to go to supper and a good nights sleep.