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During a visit to Tanzania we requested a visit to a typical Maasai school. Our driver helpfully found one for us and we were able to help the school with some funding, books and pens. This algebra lesson was going on in one of the classrooms and we were invited to talk to the children and look at their books. The children asked many questions in reasonable English and were really interested in how old we were and what our families were like. Many had to walk 4 or 5 miles each way to school.It was explained to us by the head teacher that most girls left at about 12 years of age to get married or look after the house. However, she was so proud of one girl who had eventually become a doctor. School uniforms have to be worn and donations help to clothe children whose families just cannot afford them. A hot meal is prepared in a very large pot on an open fire that the children take in turns to stir during the morning. Water is collected from the tin rooves of the classroom. The nomadic lifestyle of Maasai makes education challenging. We felt very privileged to be allowed to meet this pupils and teachers of this school. The picture is hand held in very low lighting conditions and is therefore not perfect but I hope you enjoy seeing it.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 0 N: 4741] (23019)
  • Genre: Persone
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2008-03-13
  • Categories: Vita quotidiana
  • Esposizione: f/4.5, 1/50 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-13 4:52
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