We have entered a magical time here in Bozeman. The colors are turning and the weather is getting a little bit nippier. Trees like these are all around campus. The morning commute to class is easier with beautiful surroundings like these!
With the weather changing rapidly from the hot sun we Washingtonians aren’t used to, to the rain and gloom that is ever present in West Seattle. The scenery changes from the dull colors of summer and green trees of spring to the rich reds and oranges and yellows of fall. Photographic opportunities are as plentiful as a full harvests bounty.
I recently took a trip to Tanzania, Africa to the small village of Songea. We worked in an orphanage called SWACCO, Songea Womens and Children Care Organization where they look after and fund 76 kids lives paying for tuition, food, rent and other necessities. Kids 14 days to 16 years are under their care. They employ elder women in the neighborhood to help do cleaning, washing, and cooking.
Having the chance to experience a culture like that of Tanzania while helping people there was an opportunity of a lifetime. We spent 2 weeks playing soccer in the streets barefoot, lifting kids onto my shoulders, swinging kids around by their arms, and taking a million photos. After the first fews days e started to get on this thing called ‘Africa Time’, ‘Africa Time’ is basically how Africans live their lives, with plans changing every moment and taking their time getting projects done. At one point I think we counted 14 plan changes in the space of 2 hours.
Here are some pictures of the kids and people of Songea, Tanzania, Africa.
To read more about our adventure and to get a comedians point of view on the trip please check out Alex Kummerts Blog.