Monday, July 20, 2009

In the classroom

It was such a cool experience to teach in the classrooms in Butere, Kenya. I loved seeing the reactions that the children had to our lessons and to the toothbrushes we handed out. They would get SO excited about the toothbrushes. They have mostly just used a stick to brush their teeth their whole life. The teachers would always tell us, "They will remember this day for the rest of their lives." We (the team) would always joke about how if we went to schools in America and did this, they would just saw, "I don't want a stupid toothbrush, I already have an electric one" or "I want a different color!!" We are so spoiled.

Here is a video of us in the vans on the way to the school. The drives were long, so we had to keep ourselves entertained. That morning our driver, Jeff, decided to teach us a song that the Kenyans sing for the tourists a lot.
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This little boy was outside one of the schools we visited. He didn't say a word to us, but he was adorable.




There was a lot of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in the classes.







We went to a music competition (there were probably 50 or so schools there) one of the days, and it was so cool to see all the different performances! Here is one of them.
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