On our first day with Ripple Africa the human women and I went to the secondary school campus. Since this is our first outing, I think this means that everyone believes education is very important. I, Zeb the Duck, believe so also. Here are some of the teachers in front of the administration building.
Two classrooms are in each of these buildings. We visited the class on the other side of this building.
These students loved to have their pictures taken.
Really, they loved seeing their pictures. They were so friendly and nice. Walking on the campus, I met these girls.
They are my new friends. Ripple Africa helps support this secondary campus. Ripple Africa pays some of the salaries for teachers. The government of Malawi pays some salaries also. Ripple Africa helps construct the buildings. Some of the teachers receive housing on campus. Here, another house for a new teacher is being built.
One of the teachers took us to see his house.
I like his house. This teacher has chickens. The chickens can climb this ladder and sleep in the chicken house.
Some of the female chickens are in this pen.
These ladies provided the eggs that Esther cooked for our breakfast. And the eggs were delicious and so fresh. Many students walk hours from home to school every day. This is very difficult as they also need time to study and have work to do at home. The school, with help from Ripple Africa, built this dormitory for female students.
Some girls can live here, eliminating the hours of walking. I, Zeb the Duck, think this is great. After our tour of the school and campus, we walked back to Lowani Beach. Along the way, we saw this cassava soaking.
Cassava is a root vegetable and one of the main foods eaten in this area. Before soaking, the cassava is peeled. After peeling and soaking, the cassava is dried in the sun.
I will tell you more about cassava another day. While walking home, we stopped to visit Patrick, the tailor.
Patrick was very nice and everyone seems to know and like Patrick. These are some other stores near Patrick.
I, Zeb the Duck, enjoyed my day visiting the secondary school and seeing things on the walk home.
This school is so different from my school. We are lucky to have so many resources and supplies and we probably don’t appreciate it like we should. I will go to work today with a much more appreciative attitude. Thanks Zeb.
They really have no supplies. We were asked to bring pencils, pens, coloring books and soccer balls. We brought extra suitcases of pens, pencils, extra erasers, crayons, colored pencils, markers, coloring books, pencil sharpeners, notebooks, soccer balls, pumps, etc. So hard to teach with no supplies, but teachers were so kind, energetic and hard working. Students eager, cooperative and happy. Thanks for reading and commenting.