Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Burundi - a day in the life

Jeremy, or Mr Jeremy as he is now called, was a work colleague of mine not so long ago but he and his family have now moved to Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi; a small, french speaking nation in central Africa.  He will be taking the role of Principal at The King's School, Bujumbura and you can follow along with the journey on the family's blog.

Jeremy writes:

Various assemblies take place from 7:30am and the day is already starting to feel hot!

Most of my time has been spent meeting with teachers, staff and the current principal (Andrew). They’ve all been really welcoming and it’s been great getting to know them; though I think some felt like they were being interrogated. It’s interesting that many of the teachers are from Uganda and Kenya following God’s call to come and work in Burundi.

There are so many cultures both within the staff and pupil communities…a real challenge for me. This was celebrated on Friday when the Junior School pupils wore national dress to school.
School finishes at 1pm in the blazing heat with a very tired Mr Jeremy desperate to go home!

If you would like to donate to Jeremy's project please follow this link to the donation documents on his website.

Jeremy, I wish you and the family the very best and I hope you continue blogging about your experiences there.

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