St Jude’s/Rest day – Arusha
– Update from the Team –
An early start and off to St Jude’s! – We were all blown away by the magnitude and the size of the operation and that it had all been achieved in just 8 years!
Meeting with Gemma and having the opportunity to ask her all of our questions and hear her speak personally on the school was mind boggling. We were invited to walk around with our tour guide Felix and see where the money of the 2007 3peaks3weeks team is going and we will see where the money from the 2009 team is going when we return.
Felix took us to the boarding campus and we were shown around by a couple of form 2 students. We are told that our photo is already up on the St Jude’s webpage – very exciting.
We returned to our hotel for an awesome lunch (starting to think that this trip has a massive focus on food) and then most of us heading into Arusha town to run errands, stock up, get a ‘real’ coffee and mix it with the locals.
Would try and think of something funny to write but really it has just been an incredible day meeting Gemma and some of the students and the rest is rather arbitrary.
Just about to head to briefing now and then dinner at Stiggys (a locals hang den – mixing it up again!).
An early night followed by a quick trip to Arusha to meet with the students who will be accompanying us up to the base of Mt Meru! – the stair climber mountain EEK!