Today we went to the children's home! This was our last day there. We did a bit of square dancing while I played the accordion, we did a relay race (which didn't really work out), and we taught them how to read music! At the end we handed out cookies and everyone LOVED them. Everyone here in Tanzania has never tried cookies before, so every time we hand them out, people would go nuts over them
This is us in front of the gate...
Today, we went to the children's home (again). On our way over there, our taxi driver got a little lost, and we happened to run into another one of our taxi drivers that has taken us back from the children's home. He talked to our current taxi driver and told him where to go... What are the chances??
At the children's home, we split up into groups and one group went into another room with Carol to do music, and our group went into a large room to do art with Ally and I. It was fun!! Who wouldn't want to do art with cute kids for 2 hours?
Here's a song that they made. Watoto means children
So I learned more about the children's home today. This place is a home for all of the street kids who have no place to live. The ages are from 3 to 18 years old, and they are expected to take care of themselves for the most part, like laundry. This is just a home, not a school... They send the older kids to boarding schools, and local schools for the younger ones. Some things that they do teach are acrobatics, music, theatre, and art. The boys here are quite the acrobats. When we first arrived at the children's home, they did a little show for us. Here is a video that they created
Today we went to a children's home, which is basically an orphanage, they just don't like to call it that. I don't have any pictures because they don't allow anyone to take pictures.
At the children's home, we had 2 hours to fill. We taught them the cup game, how to square dance, and we played some other games too. It was so much fun!
I don't know what else to say...
We are going again tomorrow