Saturday, January 7, 2012
It's officially the start of the new term in schools here, but none of them are free. The gov't schools are 20,000 tsh a year for primary and 50,000 Tsh for secondary. I had forgotten how many pastors, lay pastors, and staff children for which we pay the school fees. Seven different people came by today to get what amounts to $15 to $40 per child. We can only help two children from each family, but I think we are paying for 22 children to go to school. Always comes in January and August--you'd think I'd plan for that, but everyone's getting their school fees paid anyway. Next month is car registration and insurance payments. Sounds similar doesn't it? Still, we are happy and wouldn't be anywhere else.