Peter’s Blog

12/6/2014

Hi all!

I am having a wonderful holiday so far. We closed school some weeks ago and this was around the time Mama Theresa married Vivek. I went to her wedding ceremony at the Royal School (my school). The ceremony was great and I was so happy to be there. I got to meet both Mama Theresa’s and Vivek’s relatives. It felt special to me just being there. I don’t get to be in such important occasions normally.

One day, we went to International School Moshi where we swam, played some sports like football and basketball and had a picnic together with our friends from the school. This reminded me of the day we went swimming under a waterfall in this place in Marangu which is a village in Moshi, Tanzania. We had so much fun, but the water was really cold.

 

9/9/2014

Hello

It’s a pleasure to get this chance to write to you again, i have enjoyed my holiday and i am happy that i am going back to school i will meet with my friends whom i have missed for quite a long time. During my holiday i got a chance to go to the water falls together with Mama Theresa, Frank and Grace, where by Mama Theresa tough us about  ALS bucket challenge, it was really fun throwing water on each other. Yesterday on 8th we had  four volunteers who came to visit us and they bring chocolate for us.

Thank you all

8/19/2014

Hi everyone!

I started my holidays on the 1stof August for two weeks, I am happy that I have improved on my result from number 41 in my class to number 27, we had some volunteers from the USA and we spent some time with them, we had a volunteer who was a famous baseball player and he taught us how to play baseball. He bought us football shoes and I love them

Few days ago I was sick but I feel better now.

Glory be to God

Wish you all the best

8/10/2014

My latest grades from school:

Class Term 1 Term 2 Term  3 Rank1 Rank2 Rank3
Math 67
English 52
Kiswahili 32
Science 62
Social studies 78
Geography 52
Civics 58
27/48

In the past 6 months, I have received:5/9/2014

  • 1 pair of sport shoes & 2 pairs of sport socks
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of school shoes & 2 pairs of school socks
  • Uniform items: 2 pairs of shorts, 2 shirts, 2 ties, & 1 sweater
  • 2 backpacks
  • Shoe Polish & Laundry soap (shared @ home)
  • 7 counter books, 8 exercise books, 1 notebook, 8 pencils, 7 pens, 3 erasers, 1 sharpener, 2 rulers & 2 math sets
  • 1 wash cloth & 2 towels
  • 3 body soaps
  • 4 toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • 2 belts, 3 shirts, 2 t-shirts, 4 pairs of pants, 2 vests, 3 sweaters, 2 hats & 3 pairs of boxers
  • 3 sheets & 2 pillows
  • 1 swimsuit

Thank you all! Happy Easter! 4/12/2014 Hi everyone! I am in class six,  and therefore I will be going into class seven next year as a boarding student! I am happy that I am going to boarding and to see my brothers and sisters finishing form four. I am spending the night at the guest house in Moshi and I am really happy about it. I am glad my Mama Theresa came to Tanzania and  that I got my confirmation. I finished my exams at school. Our school has good teachers. My big brothers at the orphanage have finished class seven. I cannot wait to complete class seven myself! I will be going to the same school for my secondary education after that. It has both primary and secondary sections. I made new friend there already. Our school has a huge library and technology center  be built with the help of MAD. I am now on holiday for Easter. I enjoy my classes and my favorite subjects are History, Geography and Science. Yesterday I read from 2:00 up to 8:30. When I grow up I want to be a pilot. I am happy to go back to school. My school opens on the 5th of May 2014. There are 56 students in my class. They are all friendly!     11/29/2013 Hello everyone! I am doing well, and I am happy today to learn about a Blog. It’s helping me not think about having the Chicken Pox. They itch. It really hurts! I went to the doctor today with Mama Macrina, and I am hoping to feel better soon. I just got the Chicken Pox today! We JUSt closed school yesterday! Mama Theresa got everyone Chapati, which are one of my favorite foods. YUM! I think I performed well on my exams. Mama Theresa has got me a private tutor. His name is Mr. Matuda (Mr. Fruit). Mama Theresa loves his name. He helps me a lot too. I am doing so much better in school. I went from 42 to 21 out of 50 students. I am understanding Maths a lot more too! I like playing football with my friends and riding bicycles!  They are fun. Mama Theresa tells me I have to wear a helmet, which I don’t like to do, but she says it’s because of safety. What do you like to do for fun? What food is your favorite? Have you ever had Chicken Pox?  What did you do to help stop the itching?  Did you give it to others? IMG_5399 Below are my exam results for term two from school for the year 2013. I will publish results for terms one and three soon. 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 20
ENGLISH   48
SWAHILI 38
SCIENCE 70
GEOGRAPHY 76
HISTORY 74
CIVICS 66
ARTS & CRAFT
42/51

5/2/2013 Oh Peter! He is just so full of love. No matter what, you can always count on Peter to brighten your day with a smile and a hug. Even if it is a sweaty hug, after he has been running around playing soccer, or games with the other kids, he will make sure to hug you. He is quite the bundle of joy!

Peter, before he came to the orphanage

Peter, before he came to the orphanage

A recent picture of Peter

A recent picture of Peter

Peter, with volunteers Lyne and Pat

Peter, with volunteers Lyne and Pat

6 Responses to Peter’s Blog

  1. Great pictures, Peter. I very much look forward to hearing from you on in this blog.

  2. Michelle says:

    Oh Peter! I’m sorry to here that you have the chicken pox, but it really is just part of the process of growing up. I had them when I was about ten years old and I gave them to my best friend, so we were be itchy together. To help with the itching my mom would put baking soda mixed with water to make a paste and would cover my spots. It would help dry out the blisters. Try not to itch them though because you could get scars on your beautiful skin.

    What is Chapati? Is it a fruit?

    I’m glad Mama Theresa is reminding you to wear your helmet! I’m sure you go super fast and I would not want you to fall of and bump your head.

    I’m very proud of you for working had at your schooling and you should be proud of yourself too! That’s a big improvement from 21 to 42 and it’s proof that you can do anything you want to as long as you try your best. And everyone needs helps once and a while, it’s awesome that you are working with a tutor.

    It is winter here in Canada and we have a little bit of snow on the ground right now and it is very cold!!!

    What is the weather doing in Tanzania? Are you getting a lot of rain yet?

    I look forward to you responding to me soon!

    I love you lots!!!! And miss you!!!!

  3. Thank you for this update on your blog, Peter. It is very nice to read about your good results in school and with your tutoring. Keep up the good work! You obviously like geography. It was also one of my favorite subjects in school. I hope your chicken pox is better now and that the blisters are gone. Enjoy your bike rides – and don’t forget the helmet!
    Much love, Peter

  4. Pam Thacker says:

    Hi, Peter! I do hope you remember me. My husband and I came to the orphanage in August of 2013 and brought with us some supplies (in 2 big suitcases) that our church collected. You and I kicked the soccer ball around for a little bit and then we threw the ball back and forth for quite a long time. Then we had 2 balls going back and forth! We do hope to come back and visit you all sometime. I’m so glad to hear that you have been doing well in school. Having a good education is very important. You are a very special young man, and you can do whatever you set your mind to! I’m so very sorry you had the chicken pox. I got the chicken pox on the my 12th birthday! Can you believe that? I remember that it itched so bad. What kind of books do you like to read? It’s great that you are reading during your Easter Break. Keep up the excellent work! You and the other children remain in my daily prayers, and I will pray that you continue to do such a good job in school!

    I look forward to reading more about you in your blog!

    Pam Thacker, USA

  5. Anne Fish says:

    Hello Peter – I always feel happy when I see your smiling face and I miss your big hugs that you gave us each day. I love to hear that you are doing so well and hope that you are very happy at your school. I think next time Alex and I visit you will probably be taller than me too. We think of you often and send all our love. Bi Bi (Mama Alex and Alex) xx

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