My schedule during the week is:
6:45 : Wake up under my mosquito net and get ready for the day. Honestly, I have not seen that many mosquitoes around here because I am not near water but it makes me kind of feel like a princess in a canopy bed!
7:20: Eat a good breakfast made by our host mom and drink chai (which just means tea here). There are also two other little girls, ages 8 and 10 in our host family who are so cute! They like teaching us Swahili and showing off their english.
7:40 Head out to out classes at TCDC- either walk (15 minutes) or take a dala dala which is the Tanzanian version of a bus. It is really a mini-bus that is usually VERY crowded but costs ~ 300 tsh = 15 cents.
8:30 Start Swahili class in TCDC!
10:30 Chai break- they have tea, coffee, and Masala chai! It is an awesome break where the whole TCDC comes together. Then back to classes after 30 min
12:30 Eat lunch at TCDC.
1:30 Start Engineering class- we have lecture for 1- 1.5 hours by an awesome engineering teacher who has a lot of experience working on medical equipment in low resource areas. Then we have a hands-on lab. In the most recent lab we learned how to solder through making our own extension cord! So cool- will have to try at home as well.
4:00 SECOND chai break !!!!!
5:00/5:30 End classes and walk/take dala dala to our host-family's home before it gets dark. We also have homework/reading everyday that keeps us busy at night as well as interacting with our host family.The weekends are ours for adventures! (more stories following)