This past week our high school students had the joy of taking part in an educational field trip with their school, to the big city of Lusaka! Our kids are all from the village and it was very exciting for them to see the hustle and bustle of city life, experience places like Parliament and the Museum, and even get to go to a big shopping mall! One of our high school students, Hope, had me laughing so hard as she recounted her experience in town. She giggled as she told me about their visit to a real grocery store. She and her friends each only had the equivalent to 10 cents, but they went through the shop pretending they were rich, filling their shopping cart full of all sorts of items! She assures me they diligently put them back when they were done, but the joy of pretending to be a city shopper is a memory she will never forget.
I asked Hope to write about her experience so I could share it with all of you!
My Education Tour
My name is Hope and I live here at Project Samuel Zambia. I am in grade 10 at Musoka Day Secondary School.
Around 8:00hrs we went to Zambian National Assembly, we went into Parliament. But before we went we were told the rules and how to behave, also what to do and not in the Parliament. So we were taken in by a lady and we were shown where to sit. We saw how they debate in the Parliament and also how it was decorated. It was a long way to go inside and it was full of stairs, almost thousands of them. When I tried to look down I could feel as if I want to fall.
We also went to the museum. It was very interesting seeing how life was long ago and how the people struggled to have freedom. We saw how people survived from poverty and also how they used to wear their clothes.
After that we went to the University of Zambia. We saw where people feel comfortable to study or couple meet up and sharing secrets by the dam, lake and river. We went to the playground and to where they eat and cook from.
And my favourite to the Shoprite – we reached there around 16:30hrs. At that time I only had one Kwatcha and I went with my friends Jushua and Mabilta. They also had one Kwatcha. And what happened is that we got a trolley and started packing some drinks, bread, two packets of apples, biscuits, some pots….we were just going round and round! Until we put the stuff back and got a snack for one Kwatcha and put it on the trolley and made a line for payments. The woman collecting the money got surprised and laughed at us and we gave her the money. I started eating while going outside!
Thank you for your love and support of our children! You make it possible for them to have such wonderful experiences!