Mary

Mary’s Village

Going to Mary’s village gave me a whole new perspective on life. Mary lives in a village called Maande. When leaving MAD she takes a bus for 2 hours and walks 2 hours up a mountain to get to her village. Her kitchen is small and she uses firewood that she collects to start a fire. They have no cutting board and a limited supply of materials needed for cooking. Mary cooks for her family when she’s home, fetches the water, cuts grass, gets firewood, and washes dishes and clothes. Mary is very hardworking and does her best to take care of her family. Her family was so proud of her and everything she has accomplished. In comparison, I live in Marin in California. My kitchen is a lot bigger than Mary’s and we have every material needed for cooking. At home, I don’t do many chores. I wash my dishes, clean my room, cook and sometimes do my laundry. Mary and I live very different lives. It amazes me how people in Tanzania have so little, but they don’t complain and they work very hard to take care of their family. Mary’s family welcomed us to their home and we’re so appreciative of the work we were doing. Mary is an incredible young woman and with her work ethic, she will go very far in life.

Ry Goodwin

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Mary

It has been a long time since I updated l my blog

Hello Everyone!!!!!!!
It has been a long time since I updated l my blog due to school work. School is going well for me despite a few challenges with being in a new international environment. However, I am still working on these challenges, so that I can overcome them. I like the school, (International School of Moshi) which I attend. It has a conducive environment for me to study in. The teachers encourage me a lot and are always ready to help me whenever I need their aid.
During this semester I joined two sports which are tennis and netball. I had been eager to join tennis since last quarter but I wasn’t sure that I would be able to play well. However, as time has gone by, I feel like I can do it! Additionally, my hand netball lessons have also helped me improve
When I have free time during the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) I spend time with my friends, in group discussions about different topics done in class. When we come across difficulties in some concepts we seek assistance from teachers, regardless of the subject during the weekends, I work on my homework, have personal studies or sometimes read a novel. Some of the novels that I have ever read are, “Can You Keep a Secret?”, “Anna’s Story”, “Divergent” and “Girl Missing”. The novels have been interesting and I wish they would continue!
I am taking six classes (Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, English and Swahili). Biology and Chemistry are still my favorite subjects. Math is my least favorite classes because the concept in it is vast and sometimes confusing am still working hard to get good grades in all other classes.
Thank you all for your support in my education. God bless you all.

Mary

Accepted to schools

Hi everyone!
I am currently on holiday since I graduated form IV on the 15th of November 2015. It’s been almost 6 months where I have been on holiday. I have been in my village spending time with my relatives and also getting to know them. It was really nice and lovely to get to know everyone at my village and how I am related to them.
During the month of February I did interviews with two school. By Gods graces I was accepted into those schools. Also I got a chance to apply to another school called Community school in India and I got a chance to be accepted there as well. That did not come into an end mama Theresa tried to make me join International School of Moshi, which is a very good school. By Gods mercy I was also accepted into that school. So for now I will be going to International School of Moshi during the month of August, but I really don’t know the date of when I will be going.
Thank you very much everyone for supporting me. May God bless abundantly. I have nothing to pay you but the Almighty God will bless you always.
Love Mary Ernest

Mary

Just Graduated!

Hello everyone!!!

I have just graduated from O Level education to Advanced Level education in my graduation. I was given the first prize in Biology. I was really happy to have it because Biology is a good subject for me to become an orthopedic (doctor for the bones).

The school was very, very good, teachers were kind to us always. They taught very well until we were able to understand every topic that was on the syllabus.

For not I will be going to my village to visit my relatives. I will be staying at my uncle’s and aunt’s house. Since they are now old I will be helping them with my chores every day

After the national examination results are announced, I will go to interview at a school called St. Mary’s Mazinde Juu. It is a very good school that is located in Lushoto (Tanga).

Thank you very much for sponsoring me with my education. May God bless you always. I love you all.

 

Mary

Mock Examinations

Hi everyone!
I am on holiday from school and I will be on holiday for three weeks. That is from the 5th of June to the 27th of June.

In the month of May on the 25th, I did my mock examinations (exams that are conducted in three regions). I hope that I have done well in those exams.

On the 2nd of November I will do my national exams until the 12th of November and I will be graduating on the 14th of November, 2015.

Today I am going to my village to visit my aunt and uncle. I will help them to do the chores at the house and other work. I also have my homework that I have to do while I am at the village.

When it reaches the day before going to school I will come back to the guesthouse to prepare myself for school.

My goal for the year is to do well in my national examinations.

I want to be an orthopedic doctor when I finish with my schooling. I hope that my dream will come true and be accomplished. Please pray for me so I can reach my dreams.

I love you all!

Love, Mary