My first trip out..
hello again, today I’m on my way to a meeting in mombasa, all of the volunteers in the coast province are meeting there, so thats most of the people left here. yesteday most of the volunteers from western, nyanza and rift valley went home, to the US. this is all but 5 or 6 of my training group. so, today is my first time leaving the village in a while, i would be lying if i said i wasn’t a bit nervous to go to mombasa, however, i am also excited, i know pizza is avaliable there, haha. today its raining which sucks because i left my jacket at my house, but is good because i’ve noticed even looters and rioters stay in when its raining. this week ODM as “Mass Action” which mean three days straight of rallies in 41 locations across kenya. i am fairly certain the police fired tear gas at all of these rallies, and i suspect bullets at some. although ODM should fight for what they believe in, it does not seem that either group is realizing the consequences of their actions, or inaction. the longer this goes on the more it will hurt the average kenyan. anyway, i saw the headline today says “ODM calls for more rallies” so hopefully these are the last, somehow i doubt it.
school opened also. school is a major challenge. The students do not speak english very well, and even those who do will need time to get used to my accent. I also am struggling with an extremely under stocked lab. i wanted to do a physics demo and i needed like 5 things, an the lab had about 1 of them. i depend on drawing on the board a lot, but really i wonder how much the students are understanding. anyway, the staff is great, although one teacher is from western and we don’t expect he will be able to travel to school fo quite some time. as much as i found school hard it wasnice to be busy also, december got too long, but the last week really flew by. ok, well i’m off to mombasa now, talk ot you all soon.
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