NO BOOKS – NO WATER – NO ELECTRICITY – FEW TEACHERS

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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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5 thoughts on “NO BOOKS – NO WATER – NO ELECTRICITY – FEW TEACHERS

    gillswriting said:
    September 21, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for the support as ever my friend xxx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Pleasure Gill! You’re amazing and what you’re sharing with us is so eye opening and important. Have a fab week, and fun in those crazy taxis. HUGS! X

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    Dace said:
    September 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    yeah, this is an eye opening post.

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    marerobster said:
    September 22, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Sounds like some of the schools I’ve seen in Zambia. and the bus ride? yeah…. 🙂 You didn’t say anything about the state the bus could be in, how many nuts were still on the wheels!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      LOL! If they’re anything like those zoomy guys in Zimbabwe I’m guessing a safe average considered two per wheel. 😀 Actually the crazy dangerous driving of the newish taxis in South Africa makes me wonder if those old slow wrecks aren’t a safer option.

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