The kids at St Jude's are smart and cute! And they know how lucky they are to be at an excellent school.
People who visit the school always comment on how energetic and happy the kids are. From time to time we get a taste when we receive one of their blue aerogram thankyou letters. Blue aerograms are from another world. They are not used much in the modern world of email, but they are a perfect vehicle for kids in Tanzania to write to sponsors and donors.
It's fun to see the kids growing up through their aerograms. In the early years the aerograms had only a sentence or two and the space was filled with drawings and stickers. Now the kids are getting older and their English is developing.
Our latest aerogram has a lot more writing. It is full of news about Tanzania.
It starts with a 'thankyou' and chitchat about the weather.
Then we get some facts about news about Tanzania and recent events. Volcanos, earthquakes and Tanzanite.
With illustrations of course!
It is very good to stay close to this excellent education project in Tanzania. We watch world developments on a global level, or at a country level, and it is good to also see what is happening in one particular place. I know that our support for this project is just a grain of rice on a global scale, but on the individual level of the child who wrote this aerogram, our support is his whole future.