Thursday, July 31, 2014

Furahi-Day!

Okay, this post makes decidedly less sense since I'm way late to put it up, but the title refers to "Friday" nicknamed by Tanzanians the country over as Furahi-day, furaha being the Swahili word for "happiness."  At any rate, using the magical powers of TFT or "Tanzania Flex Time," I am posting this entry on the following Thursday afternoon and I am hoping no one will think the less of me for it....?!

Anyhoo, every Friday, the staff at Toa Nafasi takes a break from teaching to get down and dirty with the students and have some fun and games.  This past week was a very special Furahi-day as it was Angi's first back at school and we decided to celebrate by making paper-bag puppets, dancing the Macarena, and duckpin bowling.

Enjoy the shots below!!

 My example of a paper-bag puppet.
 Students making their own puppets.
 Evelyn and Dorin helping the kids decorate their bags.
 Vumi's daughter Grace just HAD to get in on the action.
 A happy student with his finished product.
Derick's puppet knew only two words: Mambo? and Poa!
 Puppets a-plenty!
Vumi and her mini-me.
 Angi and Evelyn demonstrating the Macarena.
 Vumi shaking her groove-thang.
Yes, technically, there IS a booty-slap in the Macarena.
But it's still good, clean fun!
Polepole, getting the hang of it....
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Angi helping a girl with bowling,
Grace asking her mama when it will be her turn....
Bowling in motion.
 
 And sweet treats to end the day: juice and biscuits!!

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