Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tanzania diary: August 19

August 19: For Avery, Jeannice, Londale, Olivia, and me, staying an extra day in Africa after the departure of our other volunteers isn’t so bad: Precision Airways tries to make up for excluding us from the scheduled flight by putting … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: August 17-August 18

August 17: Fifteen minutes’ drive below the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater—which someone has described as a giant bowl into which God poured His most beautiful wild animals—our four-by-four stops in the bustling town of Karatu. Next to the first … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: August 16

August 16: Although today’s safari in Tarangire National Park was spectacular, my thoughts kept drifting away from the handful of lions and the scores of elephants we saw to our parting late yesterday afternoon from Edward, the Ufani Primary School … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: August 12-August 15

August 12: The cellphone-banking revolution may have to move forward without the help of people who, like the Ufani School teacher Daniel Amma, fear the kind of scam that has already snared at least a couple of teachers in the … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: August 10-August 11

August 10: At a meeting of villagers to discuss water we hear from the Executive Officer (or Mayor) for Dareda Kati Village, Christopher Awebosta. Christopher argues that if Karimu intends to build a clean-water system with a tap at Ufani … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: August 9

August 9: Drs. Susan Hughmanick and Art Dover don’t know how much the nurses and midwives of the Mother and Child Health Care Association (KAMM) know. So they have prepared a basic lesson for the morning, but reserved as much … Continue reading

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Tanzania diary: August 8

August 8: After a day given mainly to attending the church services of the village’s dominant Catholic and Lutheran congregations and enjoying their hospitality, we go back to work today. At the Dareda Kati Town public health clinic, Dr. Sadock … Continue reading

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