Today we woke up at 5:45 as we had a busy day ahead of us. We had a room check yesterday; therefore we had to tidy our room just in case there is another surprise inspection! Then we all came down to breakfast and we all had to munch it down as fast as we could.
Firstly we went to mtwapa academy, where we watched an exciting play performed by some of their class 7 students; the story of Abraham. After the assembly we went to the library to wait for the contractors of the land Miss Heggs had purchased , where over the next week we will be helping build a whole new building which sagail nursery will own and move into when ready. We did this for them because their school is rented and in a shocking condition for the student and the teachers. The plot of land is a few miles away so we had to walk 2 miles until we actually got there. On the way there were some little alley ways about 1 meter wide that we had to squeeze through. All of the alley ways had big puddles inside them, we had to jump from wall to wall to get to the other side. We began to dig the foundation around the outskirts of a classroom under the sun beating down on us. The foundations had to be 3 feet deep, therefore we had to work really hard in order to reach that goal. Meanwhile some groups were at sagail, mtwapa and also some were helping prepare the meal with Amina.
During the afternoon we returned to mtwapa academy where we ate a delicious meal but beforehand we bowed our heads in prayer to respect the Kenyan culture. After the meal everyone split up and went to the building site and to sagail. Some of us stayed at mtwa academy where we shadowed student and participated in some very interesting lessons.
By the end of the day we were all tired and were ready to relax in the refreshing pool just before it closed.
Hi to everyone at home, just a quick message to let you know that I’m ok and Ive gained a better appreciation of the life I have in England. Also I always receive a warm welcome of hugs when I enter a classroom. Missing you all From Jack
Hi ,Josh here just had a tiring day building and socialising with the children. I just want to let you know that i am all ok and that i am putting on plenty of sun cream on and drinking loads of water.
Ps what did you mean by ‘we have twisted dad’s arm to buy something.