Zeb the Duck and the Humans Visit Secondary Schools

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.

Secondary teachers by administration building

Secondary teachers by administration building.   We did meet a lady teacher also.

Two classrooms are in each of these buildings.   We visited the class on the other side of this building.

Classrooms here. We were in class on other side

Classrooms here. We were in class on other side

These students loved to have their pictures taken.

Students love to have photos taken.

Students love to have photos taken.

Really, they loved seeing their pictures.   They were so friendly and nice.   Walking on the campus, I met these girls.

I like these students

I like these students

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.

Building a new house for future secondary teacher

Building a new house for future secondary teacher

One of the teachers took us to see his house.

Secondary teacher's house

Secondary teacher’s house.  Limited electricity is available here.

I like his house.  This teacher has chickens.   The chickens can climb this ladder and sleep in the chicken house.

Chicken house

Chicken house

Some of the female chickens are in this pen.

This chickens furnished eggs for our breakfast

These chickens furnished eggs for our breakfast

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.

Girl's dormitory for secondary school

Girl’s dormitory room for secondary school

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, peeled and soaking

Cassava, peeled and 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.

Drying cassava

Drying cassava

I will tell you more about cassava another day.   While walking home, we stopped to visit Patrick, the tailor.

Patrick the Tailor

Patrick the Tailor

Patrick was very nice and everyone seems to know and like Patrick.   These are some other stores near Patrick.

Rural stores

Rural stores

I, Zeb the Duck, enjoyed my day visiting the secondary school and seeing things on the walk home.