Video: Teaching at HOPAC

Check out the new HOPAC teacher recruitment video–its a great glimpse into what its like to teach at HOPAC! Haven of Peace Academy – Teacher Recruitment from Modlab.tv on Vimeo.

Ten Months Later: Life in Dar

When I first arrived in Tanzania, life in Dar was new and exciting. It was life in a foreign country, complete with the thrill of living life on the edge. Back in August, I did a Q & A post on my life in Tanzania, but I’d like to take a second look at some…

Life: It Needs a Soundtrack

For the last two years, a single sheet of paper has hung over my desk at school. Among other words and phrases, this small poster includes the thought: “Your Work is Art: It Needs a Soundtrack.” Living here in Tanzania has brought out many of my more introverted tendencies, including the simple enjoyment of listening…

Climbing to the Roof of Africa

Last Friday morning, in the middle of one of Dar’s characteristic downpours, I climbed onto a bus with seventeen high school students and five other chaperones with the intent of climbing Africa’s tallest mountain: Mount Kilimanjaro. It was a typical African road trip with multiple stops because the trailer on the back of the bus…