Hi everyone.  I know things are crazy right now, so I won’t mince words and rather just let these shots taken by our resident paparazzo, Ema, do the talking for me.  They are of two recent events that we participated in along with new Toa partner The Songambele Initiative on the ground in Moshi: the Kilimanjaro Marathon and International Women’s Day.  Enjoy and take care of yourselves!

Augustino and Abdulah of Songambele at the marathon

 

Ema and Abdulah

 

Toa tutors get their jog on

 

The day’s namesake out in all her glory

 

Members of Toa Nafasi and Songambele pose together after the race

 

Hyasinta, Sia, and Ema prep the Toa table for International Women’s Day

 

Guests of honor: Regional Commissioner Anna Mghwira, District Commissioner Kippi Warioba, and the Honorable Lord Mayor (and my former neighbor!), Ray Mboya

 

The mayor stops by our table to chat – he and Ema are very good friends from school!

 

Mama Anna passes by as well; she has been a fan of Toa’s since our 5th anniversary celebration in 2018

 

The Lord Mayor is a very dashing man as you can tell by the love the ladies are giving him!

 

The coolest customer!

 

Hyasinta comes in for the photobomb

 

Marching through Moshi town for IWD

 

Hyasinta, Glory, Marietha, and Graceanna in their Toa tees

 

Victoria S and Linah say ” Reject sexual violence, provide equal rights!”

 

I can see here from left: Marietha, Doreen U, Glory M, Catherine, Rose C, Rehema (in the foreground in the dark brown tee), Glory C, Grace, and Oliva – everyone appears to be having a blast!

 

From front to back: Imelda, Noela, Victoria M, and Sarah

 

Even Augustino gets in on the IWD festivities; he’s followed by Glory C and Sauda

 

Faustina from Songambele is positively triumphant

 

Women power!!