Things are going very well here in Sumbawanga! I am really liking living here. School is going well. I haven't started teaching my classes yet becuase the students have had mid-term testing and don't finish until this Friday. But, I've been going to school for the past week anyways. The teachers all seem very fun. They are always laughing and joking around. And, I think the students are really excited to have me there. I am going to be focusing on 'spoken English' with my students, so hopefully I'll be able to come up with some fun activities that will improve their ability/confidence in speaking English!
So, I want to tell you about last Friday! I went to Kaengesa Seminary to celebrate the feast of St. Joseph. The seminary is located about 1 hour away from Sumbawanga, up in the mountians. There is a boys boarding school there as well. The overall day was really fun. After a good mass (with an amazing choir), we sat outside for 2 hours and had all sorts of entertainment by the students. The students did different traditional dances from various regions of Tanzania. There was african drums and singing. There was even an acrobatic show! It was so neat. Then, after a huge lunch with about 30 brothers/sisters from around the area, we watched a student soccer game then headed back home around 7:30. It was really need to watch the tradtional african dancing and listening to the signing ... a very cool cultural experience! Here are a few pictures!