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Makongeni Village

Makongeni Primary School Week One

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This week has been spent in Makongeni Village where our camp is. We are right next to Makongeni Primary School where we have been working. There was already the main structure of a new classroom there but we have been putting the beams up ready for the roof which is incredibly hard when the only equipment you have is a rope and a rather heavy beams!!

We have also been making desks for the new classroom and I have found that hammering and sawing is a forte of mine although I have seen a few accidents!!

On top of that we have been teaching which is rewarding when they finally grasp something but it can be quite frustrating because there are about 60 pupils in each class and whilst there are some that are keen to learn there are always the naughty ones sat at the back.

Football…I think that’s all I should say on this! I tried to play it was girls against 7 year olds and needless to say they one even though they were playing barefoot but it was amusing to everyone who came to watch!

This weekend I have been snorkelling and saw a flying fish, angel fish and lots of brightly coloured smaller fish and the coral was amazing! We went out last night and then this morning we went to church in Ukunda. The building was amazing and the singing at the beginning moved me to tears but the sermon was very loud and I found it rather heavy but it was a very good overall experience.

I am having a great time overall, missing a few home comforts but all is well!!

Tuonane baadae!


Posted by rachel.don 04:37 Archived in Kenya Tagged volunteer

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