A day with Teacher Mosses

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to visit a Maasai village with the director of Charity School, Teacher Mosses, and one of the other volunteers, Iris. The best part of this journey was to see another part of Teacher Mosses’ life, outside of the staff room. We began our journey at 9:30am, taking a daladala (taxi) from Kilombero to Kisongo, costing 400 Tanzanian shillings (R2,50), and then we caught another daladala which went towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area (2500 Tanzanian shillings/ R14,50). We got off about 1 hour 20 minutes outside of Kisongo, in an area called Lossimingory; The walk from the main road to his house was about 45 minutes. We met his mother, grandmother, his father’s second and third wife as well as the second wife’s mother. We were also introduced to some of his siblings’ children who are living with his grandmother, as well as a friend that he grew up with. His mother made us some tea and we spoke about the Maasai tradition. After hearing about the culture his mother and father’s second wife dressed us in a Maasai outfit and taught us a traditional song and dance. At about 1:30pm we began our journey back to Arusha; when we reached the main road we had to wait a bit for a daladala. After a 30 minute drive we had to switch to a bus and the bus took us straight to Kilombero (2500 Tanzanian shillings/ R14,50). Iris and I then enjoyed a burger in town before catching a daladala back home at about 5:00pm.

The views on the walk:

Teacher Mosses leads the way
Teacher Mosses leads the way

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Teacher Mosses’ home:

Meeting the family along the way
Meeting the family along the way
The kitchen
The kitchen
View from the door of his mother's kitchen
View from the door of his mother’s kitchen
Sitting with Teacher Mosses' mother
Sitting with Teacher Mosses’ mother
The grandmothers
The grandmothers

Talking about the decoration on the milk and water calabash

Talking about the decoration on the milk and water calabash
Talking about the decoration on the milk and water calabash
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Getting dresses

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Dancing
Dancing
Teacher Mosses (left) and his friend
Teacher Mosses (left) and his childhood friend

2 thoughts on “A day with Teacher Mosses

  1. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I can touch that blue sky and cotton soft and white clouds.
    why does it feel like I am there with you and the family? I am more connected to the beautiful grannies. Awesome.
    Now I know why I am feeling this connection. I am anyway connected to you and all humanity.
    Lots of love. Keep sharing with us. As you share you open beautiful windows inside us that we on our own did not know exist.
    last time you connected us with India and it was beautiful.
    Now my connection with Masai is intensely beautiful.
    KEEP CONNECTING US WITH YOUR LOVE.

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