Exuper’s Blog

28/3/2015

Hi Everyone
It my belief you are all doing well, I am Exuper and I am 16 years old now.Its suprizing now I am in 8th grade, the year 2014 has passed very quickly than all the years. Also this year 2015 all grade 8th student will seat for national examination.I wish to have good results in my final exams and may God help me.last year I was happy because I improved in physics and mathematics subjects due to the tuition which i was being provided by mama Theresa. My tutors name is Mr Matunda, he is very famous in our school for teaching Mathematics. In our school we have 8 teacher.s and 84 students. Every July each year we have a sport day, in that day we play different sports with ours guardians, parents, guest of honor and friends, the MC lead us with all the activities to be done.
You are all welcome to play with us on every July each year.
Thank you all
May God bless you

12/6/2014

Hello everyone!!!

I hope you are all doing well. I am good and things are very ok here.

I am now at the orphanage in Himo updating my Blog.

Yesterday, we all went to International School Moshi where Revo goes. We got the chance to swim, play basketball and football, and watch some videos with our friends from the school. The students at the school are amazing! They are so friendly. I really had a wonderful time with them all.

I will be in grade 9 next year and this is the year we will sit for the National Exams at some point.  This exam will determine whether or not I will get to grade 10; I have decided I will.

We will all leave for our villages soon. I will get to see my relatives and friends and celebrate Christmas and New Year with them.

I wish a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year, 2015.

8/19/2014

Hi ones again!!

We are at the orphanage with Frank updating our blogs. I graduated last year and now I’m in grade eight at royal secondary school,I’m grateful that this holiday I meet volunteers who are kind and sweet as always. Also i’m happy because my Mama Theresa went to America and she is coming soon,when I was in school I watched the world cup, German won and took the cup.Myfavorite player was Lionel messi. The class seven students are graduating and they are going to have long holiday.

Love

8/10/2014

My latest grades from school:

Class Term 1 Term 2 Term  3 Rank1 Rank2 Rank3
Civics 88 79
History 69 64
Geography 79 72
Kiswahili 76 81
English 69 69
Physics 55 54
Chemistry 75 89
Biology 82 74
Math 55 69
 4/19 5/20

5/3/2014

I’m going back to school tomorrow with the following new things!:

  • 2 pairs of boxers
  • 1 graph pad
  • 3 bars of bathing soap
  • 1 math set
  • 1 file
  • 1 t-shirt
  • 1 vaseline
  • 1 shoe polish

Asante sana!

4/16/2014

In the past 6 months, I have received:

  • 1 pair of sport shoes & 2 pairs of sport socks
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of school shoes & 2 pairs of school socks
  • 1 pair of regular socks
  • Uniform Items: 2 trousers, 2 shirts, 1 tie, 1 sweater, 1 sport t-shirt & 1 pair of sport shorts
  • 1 backpack
  • 1 shoe polish
  • 10 counter books & 10 exercise books
  • 12 pencils, 12 pens, 2 erasers, & 1 sharpener
  • 1 ruler & 1 math set
  • 1 wash cloth & 1 towel
  • 4 body soaps
  • 3 toothpastes & 2 toothbrushes
  • 4 bars of laundry soap
  • 2 packets & 1 bottle of powder soap
  • 6 rolls of toilet paper
  • 1 belt
  • 3 regular shirts
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 1 vest
  • 1 regular sweater
  • 1 hat
  • 5 pairs of boxers
  • 1 pillow, 2 bed sheets, & 1 mattress
  • 1 suitcase
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 cup, 2 plates, 1 spoon
  • 1 bucket & 1 basin

Thank you for your continued help, support & encouragement!

4/12/2014

Hello everyone!

I am now in grade eight at The Royal Secondary School. I went to the same school for my primary education. The primary school has both day and boarding scholars. Unlike the primary school, the secondary school has only boarders. It is very nice to be in boarding school.

I have made some new friends already. I spend my free time with them. It’s fun having them around. We play soccer and other games and sports together. I enjoy my classes. The subjects I like the most are Geography and History. I ranked number four out of nineteen students.

Our school is having a huge library and a technology center under construction. We will be able to ready a lot of books and use the computers! We closed school on the 3rd of April. We have a one-month holiday. I use my time reading books, revising for my classes and playing soccer and basketball with my friends at the orphanage in Himo. I also love drawing.

I am now in the MAD guest house in Moshi Town updating my Blog. We painted the house yesterday. We spent the night here and we are about to go out for swimming at the YMCA in Moshi Town.

We  will be having friends from the States visit us in the coming month. I hope we will have fun.

Our school re-opens on the 4th of May. I can’t wait to meet my friends again. After we open, we will be having a sports day. It will be great! Parents and other guests will be coming too!

Below are my exam results for secondary school:

Class Term1 Term2 Term3 Rank1 Rank2 Rank3
Civics 88
History 69
Geography 79
Kiswahili 76
English 69
Physics 55
Chemistry 75
Biology 82
Math 55
4/19

Our grading scale: 81-100 =A, 61-80=B, 41- 60 =C, 31-40=D

11/27/2013

Today I am in Moshi town working on my Blog page. Last week on Saturday I went to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa!  It was very nice although it was only for one day. It takes around seven days to get to the top! I believe there are also seven ways to get up the Mountain too. Seven difference routes you can take!

  1. A few weeks back I got the chance to learn about how to plan out my life. I learned about values, and I can share with you my top two values  and why I value them.

1- Compassion = To be aware of people with problems.

2- Respect= To respect all people around either young or elder.

Please tell me what are your top values and why? I heard it is going to be Thanksgiving in the USA soon. What will you and your family do to celebrate? Why is your holiday called, Thanksgiving?  What do you give thanks for?

Here is a picture of me at my graduation:

Me at my graduation!  It was such a nice day!

Me at my graduation! It was such a nice day!

Check out my exam results from school for terms one and two for the year 2013. Results for term three will be out early next year.

Here is our grading scale by the way: 81-100 =A, 61-80=B, 41- 60 =C, 31-40=D

CLASS TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 RANK 1 RANK 2 RANK 3
MATH 73 72 C
ENGLISH 72 70 A
SWAHILI 60 62 B
SCIENCE 60 68 B
GEOGRAPHY 50 74
HISTORY 50 74
CIVICS 50 64
ARTS & CRAFT 56 62
33/61 31.5/61

4/18/2013

I am  becoming an artist!  I recently visited the Cultural Heritage Museum with MAD. While at the museum, we were given  paper and pencils and told  to draw/replicate our  favorite piece of art in the whole museum. While most of the kids worked on one or two drawings,I produced three great pieces of art!

Exuper working on the letter writing program

Exuper working on the letter writing program

At the museum, working on his third piece of art!

At the museum, working on his third piece of art!

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2 Responses to Exuper’s Blog

  1. Dave & Wendy Conklin says:

    Exuper,
    Happy Thanksgiving! In our country, Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on all that God has done in our lives and we’re thankful to Him. It’s a day of spending time with family, and many people travel great distances to spend a few days with their extended families. Many people spend the day together watching parades and football games on television. Its a day of feasting and most people traditionally serve roasted turkey and ham.

    I’m excited that you’re so interested in art. Your artistic ability is a God-given talent and you should pursue it. There are so many beautiful things where you live to inspire your artistry. My son Evan is also interested in art and he graduated from secondary school last year winning his school’s graduation medal for visual and performing arts. We were very proud of him. We want to support you in your pursuit of becoming an artist, so please let Theresa know if there are any art supplies you are needing.

    About values, God has given us two commands that guide my life; Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and all with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus said that “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”, meaning that if you abide by them, you’ll be living in God’s will.

    God bless you, Exuper, and love from all the Conklin Family!

    Dave Conklin

  2. Dave and Wendy Conklin says:

    Merry Christmas Exuper. We have sent you gifts and hopefully they will arrive before Christmas. We hope you are doing well and that your new school is fun. Give a big hug to Mama Theresa for us. Love from Wendy & Dave and the boys.

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