Day 2 Moshi

Posted on January 11th, 2010 by

Welcome from day 2 of Moshi. 

We started the day off visiting Amani Orphanage in Moshi.  The American director greeted us and gave us a tour of the place.  There were about 84 kids, 80 boys and 4 girls.  We brought in a bunch of toys for them to play with.  We played with the kids, which consisted of basketball, soccer, frisbee, and just hanging around.  We then sang a few songs for the kids and then they sang for us in return.  The kids loved receiving family photos from our group and also kept asking for our email addresses.  Many people in the group got sun burned today (oops.. forgot to put the sunscreen on!).

After the orphange, we ate a quick lunch on the bus and headed to the Kilimanjoro Medical Center, which is a huge hospital with 500 beds.  We were given a tour by a few workers there and got the oppourtunity to sing for the patients.  We visited the OBGYN, urology, pediatric and medical surgical wings.  All the patients enjoyed our singing, especially the Swahili songs. 

Our last stop of the day was at the Bill Gates Malaria Research center.  The building is actually dedicated to many research projects, including malaria, TB, HIV, prostate cancer, and DNA testing.  Unfortunately we did not get the oppourtunity to see the inside of the building.

We tried to upload a picure, but the computers are too slow here!  Maybe we will try again when we get access to another computer.

Stay warm! (We sure are!)

-Kristin Olson and Emily Morris

 


4 Comments

  1. Becky & Kim (Della's mom and dad) says:

    Just wanted you to know that we are reading each blog and enjoying them very much. Thanks so much to all of you for keeping us up to date.
    Enjoy each day of your Tanzanian adventure, and safe travels.
    Becky and Kim (Della’s mom and dad)

  2. JANE VARRIANO says:

    Kristin! Hi from California! It is so exciting to hear from you and your group! You are all touching so many lives! What an amazing experience! Stay safe and remember the sunscreen….

    Love,
    Auntie Jane and Family!

  3. I am glad to have discovered this blog, after meeting you all, just before you left for Tanzania. I wish you the best in your travels and studies in my country. Here is some record of our meeting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center:

    http://josephmbele.blogspot.com/2010/01/cultural-orientation-for-gustavus.html

  4. Shelby and Matt Morris says:

    Hi Everyone! Keep the blogs coming–we love them! Wear your sunscreen!! This all sounds like an awesome experience, so send us pictures if and when you can. We are thinking about you and hoping you are safe.