Getting things organised…

30 Jul

I would like to answer to some questions.

  • Yes, Maybe I should add some formating to my posts 🙂 I will use subtitles, if that is ok for you 😉
  • No, I won’t write Abstracts.
  • Yes, people here are very interested in Barrack Obama and most of them hope that he will become president. They are aware of the fact, that he is not really kenyan, but at least “a little bit”.

My job gets a little organised now

Finally I have a plan for the next 4 weeks 🙂 We divided our job into three parts:

  • Teaching kids: In August there are school holidays here. The schools in the slum offer classes during that time and I will teach three mornings in the secondary school and will do some extracuricular stuff (german, maths and geography). Two afternoons I will work in the primary school.
  • We want to initiate a girls meeting in the slum Mukuru Kayaba. Two afternoons per week we want to discuss topics as domestic violence, hiv/aids, early pregnancy, entrepreneurship, getting a job, expressing ones opinion. There is a lot to organize, it is more than just holding a lesson to girls. We want them to be sustainable, so that in the end they can organize the meetings on their own.
  • We want to teach the parents and kids of the primary school (Mukuru Commercial slum) on hiv/aids. One afternoon per week there should be a parents forum. And in the end we want to include the girls from the other slum in the lessons of the kids. That would be soooooo cool 🙂

So far thats my plan for the next weeks. My two colleagues leave at the end of August, so I am looking for a new colleague for September.

My host family is so great

I am so lucky with  my host family! The house is really nice and in a good area, we talk a lot about the day and what happened. I really feel at home and they ask me to use the kitchen and everything as I want. And finally I have a younger brother and sister :-)))

AIESEC conference

I will be facilitator on the East African Leadership Development Seminar, that is an AIESEC conference that will take place in central Kenya in around 10 days. We are in the process of preparing the sessions and I am so excited to work with all the other facis (kenyan and intenational students) in a team. Will tell you more later. Gotta go home and prepare one of my sessions for that conference.

5 Responses to “Getting things organised…”

  1. Joachim August 1, 2008 at 7:05 am #

    It you were not allowed to use the refrigerator by your own it would be terrible, wouldn’t it? 😉

  2. manuinkenya August 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm #

    OK, maybe I didn’t express myself clearly enough 😉
    There are other interns who live without hot water, who don’t have a washing machine and whose host family cannot afford a filled refridgerator and bottled drinking water.
    But apart from the living standard my family is really welcoming and friendly and I feel very well integrated, thats what I wanted to express… Jojo, we two seriously have to talk, when I return 😉

    Oh, and just yesterday my second sister and a cousin returned from boarding school. So now we are five “kids” at home… They are 14, 17, 18 and 21. I am the big sister who cooks milkrice with apple and cinamon for the whole crew 😉

  3. Thomas August 2, 2008 at 11:28 am #

    to those, who now think, manuela is only able to cook milkrice with apple and sugar and cinamon: she can cok other meals also very well. But since her early cooking she likes to cook milkrice. Perhaps she ist the designer of the famous “mueller milkrice with the edge”? :))

  4. manuinkenya August 5, 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    what can I say… I love Milchreis! (at least more than beans stew with spinache and potatoes everyday…)
    Alles Müller oder was 😉

  5. Thomas August 8, 2008 at 6:43 pm #

    Als ob Du als Kind damit gequält worden wärst…

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