Today was the last day of the 2012 school year. Whoop! Whoop!
After results were distributed and discussed, the classrooms swept and scrubbed and the grass outside the school slashed we celebrated in true Sudanese style…
Well, for months Kim and I have been saving our tin cans, empty shampoo and lotion bottles, egg cartons, cardboard boxes and well, (don’t judge!) most of our garbage.
There was jumping up and down, spontaneous clapping, shouts of joy, uncontrollable laughter, dancing and the biggest smiles of the term today while our students chose a partner and took turns picking their “treasures” from our trash bin.
Once the materials were distributed each group set to work making their very own terah (planes) and toromile (trucks).
Their joy was contagious.
We all had a good time! For, as the saying sorta goes, one teacher’s trash is another student’s treasure!
|Happy as a clam|
|In the making...|
|Abuba with her creation!|
|Lubalo with his airplane|
Adomi's car and Langa's plane