My friend and I had been taking trips (mostly in the U.S.) together for over 10 years when she stumbled upon Safari Kay’s “Make a Difference” trip to Tanzania. She learned about it through a co-worker who was going and when she called to tell me about it, it took me all of five seconds to realize that this was IT, the trip I had dreamed about since childhood.
I still can’t believe how wonderful this experience was and how fortunate I was to meet many of the wonderful people along this journey – especially the precious children at the UAACC.
When we first arrived at the entrance of the home, I had no idea what to expect. I couldn’t believe the smiles on the children’s faces as they watched us pull up. Each child was special in their own unique way and I had so much fun interacting with them. My favorite memory is playing cards with them. I was sitting at the table where we were playing the card game, “Old Maid,” and I will never forget their laughter as I was ironically stuck with the “Old Maid” card EVERY single round. They thought it was so funny and so did I! Their eager to learn all of the different activities our group had planned for this was astonishing. They were joyfully soaking everything up!
I left a piece of my heart in Africa with those children……
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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.