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somewhere over the rainbow at Igim

Week 5 Limitations

 Living in  rural poverty , something most of us never experienced, is exhausting. Since most of the students in form 5 (3rd yr) at the high school failed the second term, I asked to interview several of the lowest performing in each class. Several had physical or emotional problems.   A young Muslim girl confided she had […]

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week 4: The Monotony of Poverty

To all of my readers. there are moments here when I know it was helpful for me to come here this year.. but it has been the most difficult for me..My neighbours living in that one tiny room have screaming babies, coughing toddlers with runny noses that they wipe with the kids’s clothing and less […]

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the gospel choir preparing to preach

Week 4    Frustration

  Since his knee surgery six weeks ago, the principal of GBHS, the government high school in Fundong, has been immobilized. He was put in a plaster  cast up to his thigh and down to his ankle for 2 months…  Shocked at the lack of modern techniques, I explained this operation had not been performed […]

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the village market after the rain

week 3… no more dust just rain

Tradition, Tradition.. Fundong  March 2, 2016 The rainy season has come early this year but it is probably preferable to being covered in dust.  When it rains here, it pours so loud that is it almost impossible to have a  conversation.  Making my bi-monthly trip for basic groceries into the big town of Bamenda 2 […]

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