Cadets Zack Blevins, Jimmy Spellman, Thomas Hemmerling, and Riley Palmer from CULP Tanzania team four spent their time teaching at the Jitegemee Secondary School in Dar Es Salaam. Jitegemee is located on a Tanzanian military base, so the campus is kept pristine, discipline is heavily enforced, and all students wear uniforms. The cadets were happily greeted by their contact, Leftenant Juma, the school Swahili instructor, and were given an exclusive tour of the campus. Jitegemee has some really cool sports areas and a nice library.
Every morning upon arrival we would either sit under the trees with the students or receive a Swahili lesson from Lt. Juma and then it would be off to class. The students were always excited to greet and interact with us and had plenty of unique questions! We would typically teach a morning class and then participate in chai time with the teachers for some social interaction. After chai we would instruct an afternoon class and be done for the day.
The overall spirit of Jitegemee Secondary School cannot be topped. The students and faculty greeted cadets and cadre with open arms. They always helped when we had questions and they were more than happy to make helpful suggestions.