Tumaini Junior School

Tumaini Junior School is a private primary school in Karatu where all grades, nursery through 7th, are taught in English. Recognizing the importance of teaching the English language to help train the future leaders of Tanzania, founder Modest Bayo and his wife, Lightness, set up their first classroom in their small home with 17 four and […]

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Human Nature

The conversation around our breakfast table has taken a marked turn for the worse this week. Yesterday it was the Kony2012 campaign. “Who is Joseph Kony?” Katharine, our 7-year-old daughter, asks. I figured that since the filmmaker told his 4-year-old son, on camera, about the world’s most wanted war criminal, I was probably OK answering…”He is […]

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With Tanzania Maasai Women's Art

We walk quite a ways from the Chief’s boma, stepping over and around thorny acacias, to reach the women who are already gathered under the single tree that casts even a hint of shade, a bit of protection from the blazing hot sun. These are the artisans of Tanzania Maasai Women’s Art, and they light up an otherwise dusty and […]

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FAITH

My faith has always been unconventional. I have never been able to fit myself into the box of any church or organized religion. Messages that ring true to me come from all over — Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, New Age Spirituality, Indigenous beliefs, lakes, mountains, the sea, dreams and beyond. But just recently, in Tanzania, for me.. the […]

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Old Friends

I knelt down in the red earth and tried to steady the lens on one knee. The snake moved faster than I anticipated. One moment it lay in a seemingly restful sleep-state and next it was lunging straight at my face, full attack position, head raised, hood flared. Spit to blind, then kill. I closed […]

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