Today we started with breakfast with our host families. We then met at Tumaini Junior to visit the NGOs we researched. First stop, FAME. We arrived by bus to the beautiful medical clinic. Their goal is to be a clinic that serves every Tanzanian equally and affordably. Alex, a volunteer at FAME, gave us a tour of the facilities.
We then had lunch again at the New Golden Sparrow. It featured a delicious buffet, as it did the last time, but this lunch was special. After we ate, we had a chance to dance in the restaurant’s club space. We enjoyed and exhausted ourselves.
The next stop was Mwema Children. It is an organization that services street children; mostly street boys. It includes mainly a talent development program and a rehabilitation program to reintegrate the children into society and into their families. Some of the children performed for us; it was extremely impressive. The performance included acrobatics, singing and dancing (their footwork was on point).
We ended our day with a special candle ceremony to officially end our program. In the center of our circle sat a candle. We spoke words of hope and love into a young baobab tree that we passed around the circle. This tree will be planted on the campus of Tumaini Senior Secondary School. We hope to visit this tree in the future.
We headed back to our homestay families for the night (our last night there ).
Tolu and Aurelius