Nevermind the weather ……… everyone was there. Nobody really cared that I was an hour late. Was this in New York – I was a gonner for sure! But here people understand, time is not always money …….. it’s about seeing each other again after a few weeks and the fact that we are still healthy ….. or at least kicking!Photo: Tito Mabuleza (left) and Simon Nicolau (right) trying the summerize the year’s teaching in an hour nutshell! Did I mention that our gathering takes the same time than a school with 1 500 kids?
The kids knows the procedure. Everybody quickly lines up for the singing of the national anthem. The chorus must be my favourite …….. “Moçambique nossa terra gloriosa! Pedra a pedra construindo o novo dia! Milhões de braços, uma só força!Ó pátria amada vamos vencer!”
Photo: This boy …. waiting nonchalantly for his prize.
Photo: Keren Massey (left) a volunteer nurse from Canada also gave a hand when it came to handing out an academic prize to one of our girls.
Photo: This girl must have been one of my coolest customers. She won the first prize in our pre-school group. I guess she was thinking: “What’s the big deal – I know I am good!”
Photo: The big winner of the day – Grade 5 top student takes away the Bush BMW of the day! He looks shocked though.
Photo: All our prize winners. A special word of thanks to our shaking teacher for taking all the photos.
Photo: Time to hand out all the sweats in an orderly way off course ……. it is a school you know!
Photo: Pockets hanging with blessings!
Photo: Rivers of cooldrink flowing non-stop!