This Sunday’s blog post from Gill in Tanzania. Please enjoy and follow.
Originally posted on gillswriting:
And so my friends, my reflections on the past two years continue and if you recall I promised a bittersweet tone, because as I have said before my life here is continually tinged with that enigma of emotions, Happy Sad (capitalisation deliberate).
NO BOOKS – NO WATER – NO ELECTRICITY – FEW TEACHERS
My latest lesson in the vagaries of the education system in Tanzania:
Education of the future generations is undoubtedly the way forward for the country, there are very few would disagree with the common sense of that statement. Scrabbling and scraping to claw their way through the system to reach Secondary School is something that tests the inner strength of every child here and many do not make it. Clearly those that do are the cherished ones for the future, the ones the system should embrace. The struggle at secondary school to succeed for the next four…
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