Tola, a waiter at our hotel, who taught English in the evenings to the
in his village. He
invited us to come
for a visit and Solin joined us. Tola
his wife and 9-month-old son lived in an unpainted, but well-built
on stilts. Children
of many ages, some
carrying a younger sibling on their hip, gradually gathered and sat on
ground beneath the wooden home. They
were warm, friendly and curious about us.
children arriving for their English lesson.
led them in
a repetition of English sentences on a white board and then asked Glenn
showing Glenn the white board.
completing that, Glenn asked
if he could teach the children a song and soon he was leading rousing
ever-faster rounds of “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” with the
laughing and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
the words to "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" on the board.
a game of “Simon Says”, which
children caught on to right away and were very good at.
notebooks and pencils for the children, which they proudly held up for
photo and warmly embraced us farewell.
This was a magical
moment for me
Glenn and these children so actively engaged without having much of a
language. Plus, I got to hold Tola's baby, Sovanda
refused to let go of me when it was time to go. I didn't mind.
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