Village Welcome (“Wezoo!”)

The village chief, elders, youth leader, and about 50 other people from the village gathered in a circle under a large tree for my village welcome. After introductions by Maxwell, one of the village teachers, and explanations of schedule and activities by my Globe Aware coordinator, Robert, the village chief spoke a few words of wisdom for us all.  When it came time for me to introduce myself, Robert whispered to me, “You know what to do; you’re a teacher.” Awestruck and humbled by the whole situation, my four sentences may not have been as eloquent and inclusive of introductory information as I would have wished, I just hope my gratitude for this amazing welcome came across…


About Margit Boyesen

Teacher. Photographer. Traveler.

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