Back in January I wrote about what a great time I had visiting Kittredge Elementary School. I was invited by our friend Jill Holden who teaches theater there and is putting on a production of the Lion King. I had a great time talking about about wildlife, the people of East Africa and teaching a little Swahili (which is about as much as I know).
Today I received a package of Thank You notes from the kids. I was so touched. I was fascinated with their comments and what resonated with them. They loved learning how to say hello and goodbye in Swahili, looking at the beaded jewelry and my Maasai shoes made of old tires. One of my favorite lines was “you are a good rafiki.”
Rafiki means friend and these great kids are now certainly my friends. I had a great time. I know their experience in doing the Lion King will spark their interest in Africa.
And I can’t wait to see the performance!