“Booking” has become our routine for the day, but the highlight of this morning was the appearance of a tiny girl at the library door with the message, “Welcome to Baby Class”, before disappearing. We wondered whether this was an invitation to visit her classroom and, as it was one of the break times, trotted off to check.We were greeted by a whole host of faces turned towards us and the chant, “Wel..come to ba..by class and take porr..idge”. The children had been given their morning nutrition – a cup of ugi, maize porridge, to drink along with some bread. We both participated and Tina, admirably, consumed all of hers.
The children then sang a song which had some actions, in which they welcomed their visitors further – it was a lovely sight and sound.
One of the noteworthy points of the afternoon was Rachel’s purchase of the kuku, chicken for our evening meal – a live one from the market. I made sure I was busy elsewhere when it was being prepared for the pot!
20 May 2010 18:44
We are becoming used to our stools in the library! We processed more books today, but are running out of some of the materials needed for this so had to go into town to buy more.