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Teaching the Maasai

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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From the beginning everything was perfect

Mama Gladness is amazing, and it really makes you feel at home. The school where I was teaching it was really nearby the house so I could just walk there everyday. They introduced me to the school headmistress and all the teacher, everyone was so welcoming. At Mama's house they gave me breakfast and dinner, and at the school they gave me lunch.

Mama takes you in like her daughter, and suddenly you have this big Tanzania family that fills your heart with the most sincere love I have ever felt. I am still trying to process everything I have seen and live. The kids were absolutely amazing and loving. We played lots of vocabulary games, and I helped the teachers to include different teaching techniques, and different activities to the daily class.

During the weekends I took a chance to get to know the area, specially Lake Duluti and Arusha National Park a little bit.

Thank you for everything, I have no doubt that I will try to repeat the experience as soon as I can.