|Kids at Mayoka drawing things that God made (both pictures).|
Mwalimu (teacher) Lisa brought back a little gift from the states for each of the children's classes (thanks to Fellowship Bible Church in Denver, CO)... CRAYONS!! I don't know how many kids have never colored before, but I do know it is not a normal part of life. It was such fun to watch their excited faces as they each were given one crayon and a half sheet of blank paper to draw on. A few of the girls spent most of the time sitting and looking at their crayon. I think they were at a total loss of what to draw, and they didn't want to mess up!
The rule is you can trade crayons with those around you, but each child has to return a crayon at the end of class. I was amazed at their obedience. :-)
One little girl at Igekemaja broke her crayon. All she could do was start crying. I don't know if she was really weeping for her crayon or afraid that she'd be walloped by the teacher. I tried to comfort her, but she was only about 3 yrs old and didn't understand Swahili.