A Perfect Beginning

After an overnight stay in Amsterdam sandwiched between two nine- hour flights, our KLM plane came to a welcome standstill on the tarmac, black as the Tanzanian night. Passengers hurried to the glass doors with the sign Kilimanjaro International Airport. Above the sign a clear starry night. The usual crush of people and confusion on arrival was quickly sorted out.

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Not a Drop to Drink

Standing on a rocky hill dotted with Acacia and Candelabra trees, a two -room school could be seen across a dry riverbed in the middle of expansive farmland and savannah.  Our destination was Simba Milima (Mountain Lion) Primary School designed by retired Victoria architect, Alan Roy, and funded by his organization, Primary Schools for Africa.  

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Twende – Let’s Go!

Here we go again – our 11th year!  Every day Ruth and I venture out it begins with “twende” (twen-day - let’s go)!  As you know, after 10 years our focus has changed from Mufindi’s southern highlands to Karatu’s northern highlands.  The African Book Box (ABB) is collaborating with Alan Roy, a retired Victoria architect and founding director of Primary Schools for Africa.

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