Time to see the schools we build.


Hi this is Scott Hartzell. After several days in Malawi, and a stop in Jo-Burg for a tour of Soweto and the Apartheird Museum, on September  6, we arrived in KwaZulu-Natal  in the town of Eshowe.  Our focus here is schools, but we had to eat, of course, so went to Shakaland to see a Zulu dance performance and eat fabulous food.

The next day started the most important part of our trip. Michael and Lungile, new friends of mine, who work for Eshowe Commununity Action Group.  In three days they took us to  five schools where we  met many teachers and lots and lots of kids.  Some of the schools were more than a two-hour drive over very bumpy road.

Scott and Jeff with learners at first school

Scott and Jeff with learners at first school

I used some maps we brought to show them where I live and compared that to where they live.  I also showed them a picture book, I made about White Bear Lake, Minnesota and my home.  They laughed when they saw the  snow pictures and they really liked the picture of me  with my dog Lovey.

Emphusheni Primary School teaching- Del George Jeff Scott
Emphusheni Primary School teaching- Del George Jeff Scott

I liked the all the learners, but their schools need lots of work and they need more classrooms and books.
Now our visits with the schools are finished and we are off to some safaris.  Then we’ll fly to Cape Town.

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