At Pete’s school there is a small number of staff. One young woman Mwajabu, helped herd the children to Pete’s apartment to listen to his story with us (his guests).
MWAJABU is the director of the Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s home, and in charge of the domestic skills that the children learned. We saw her display of beautiful hand-crafted beaded bracelets that the children made for sale.
I found several that would make perfect gifts for my daughter’s. But what I loved even more was the beautiful tunic that she was wearing. I was bold enough to ask her if she made it and whether I could pay to have her make me one for me as well. She said yes to both! I showed her the colors in a green bracelet that would be perfect for the tunic. She carefully measured my dimensions and had one of the children write them down. We would be gone on safari for almost 2 weeks before returning to fly home from Arusha. She said she’d have the tunic finished by then.
While away, I thought little about Mwajabu and her sewing project since we were amazed at the animals, the countryside, and the people of Tanzania. Once back at our Arusha lodge for the final night, I found not one, but THREE tunics waiting for me with different colored fabrics and slightly different sizes. I chose the green one, of course! I wore it home on the plane. Strangers complimented me as I passed them in the airports. I treasure my tunic and the warm memories of Africa it conjures.
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It was 2008 when my parents asked me to live in UAACC. At that time I was 5 years old. I did not know how to talk I was very scared. But after few days I captured the environment over there in UAACC. In UAACC I lived with other people but always my fellow leaders of tomorrow.
In 2017 I was in from 1 at ngongongare secondary school. In from ii I done my national examination and I got division I when. I entered form iii. UAACC and friends of UAACC decided to shift me to another school known as renea girls secondary school at njiro.
Visiting with the children on two of our trips to Tanzania made our trips complete. One would think the safaris, wild animals, or the food would be top on the list, but, it’s not. The graciousness of our host, whom I respectfully call “Mr. Pete,” and his wife,
Mama Kay asked us to share our words about our experience from the time we lived at the Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home. These are my words.