The flowers of this tree gave Kirangare (meaning “beautiful flower” in English) its name.
The young women who met us outside the Kirangare Secondary School, took our bags, and led us to the headmaster's office.
Another guest book! This one, in the headmaster's office.
The Secondary School teachers, 19 in all for 345 students. Two teachers are women.
The students gathered to welcome us. They sang the national anthem, “Tanzania, Tanzania.”
We greeted them and invited their questions but they were shy. Then we gave them a new soccer ball.
A classroom where English was being taught before the assembly.
The so-called "library" isn't really a library but a textbook storage room. This equivalent of a middle school doesn't have any other books to make a library. Also there aren't enough textbooks. We also visited the lab, but we didn't have time to visit the hostel. Many students who live many kilometers away stay there.
Division Zero is a global organization bent on evil and chaos. Or is just a bad thing to do in mathematics class? (Which is just what Division Zero would want you to think. 😉)
When Kirangare people build, they dig up dirt, mix it with water, and make bricks. Then they fire the bricks in a furnace, like this one. When they’re ready to build, they deconstruct the furnace and use it's now-hardened bricks.
Pastor Fue sent us back to the Rest House on motorbikes.
Quick On-Topic Tuesday Pic: On Tuesday, when we left Kirangare, we also took motorbikes halfway down the mountain with our luggage. It was slightly harrowing and stunningly beautiful! I have no pictures from that ride because my phone was stashed safely in my bag and my hands tightly gripping the bike.
Both roads to Kirangare were blocked, which almost never happens. Here's the broken down Cat that blocked the short 15km road to the city of Hedaru in the valley.
Back to Monday
Monday evening, we gathered with the Companionship Committee for reflection and goodbyes. These are dear, dear people.
We also received our tailored shirts from Idaru from Upendo and Pastor Kivatiro. That man has a grip like a vice.