Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Something I wrote recently on an application to teach next year when GRS kicks me out of Africa:

My day-to-day work involves organizing Grassroot Soccer events for the community, harvesting food from a small garden, story time in Afrikaans, breaking up fist fights between seven-year-olds, defending my title as the best American foosball player this side of the Mississippi, negotiating deals for purchases of vast quantities of juice, smiling and nodding when corrupt government official stop by to check things out, and getting that group of kids away from the outskirts of our soccer field because, Makwemkwe, that cobra will kill you. It is an extremely challenging job, but an endless source of energy and motivation has always been the kids who show up every day, rain or snake or shine.

That should give you some idea of our work here.


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