Sanya Station, Kilimanjaro Photos to follow...
10.04.2011 - 10.04.2011 32 °C
The Maasai Village
We took a trip to a maasai village on Sunday (day 3!) with a Sienga a maasai boy to visit his family and see how the Massai’s live. The volunteers pay for Sienga for this trip and it funds his rent in Moshi for six months so he can go to school – the charit does so many amazing things like this!!
We arrived at the village after a 2k walk from the main road, we were greeted by his mum and father and many children from his extended family. He has 7 brothers and sisters from his dad’s first wife and 7 from his dads second wife. They all live together in a small area in mud huts.
We went into his mothers mud hut for chai tea and bread and to talk with his brother and uncle. They asked us questions about our countries agriculture through Sienga – he asked me what England was famous for I said meat, veggies and potatoes!! Good answer me thinks! Then he wanted to know how long it took to grow a potato.. umm 4 months?!?
We brought the family gifts of rice and sugar and I had brought the children colouring books and crayons which they loved! They had one between 2 which they shared well and spent ages colouring amazingly carefully – they were still working on them 2 hours later . I also took them bubbles which was a riot, they loved them, at first I had to show them and they were scared if a bubble touched there skin but they caught on fast and I had 25 children clambering over me to have a go!
The camera was also a great source of entertainment, they had met a few groups of volunteers before so they knew how it worked but they loved having their pictures taken and then look at them, even the mothers loved this!
I was shocked at how mucky the children where this family seriously do not have much at all, it is so fantastic that give a heart to Africa has helped Sienga further his education so he can get a job and hopefully change the future of this family. It was also interesting that the children where so fascinated by my skin, they where touching my arm to try and understand how it was different from theres.
The trip was fantastic and we were made to feel so very welcome! Photos to follow shortly!!