Today marked our third day in Tanzania. We went to Amani, which is a home for children who used to be homeless. The Amani Organization pays for the children’s medical expenses, feeds them, and educates them at the home. After the school gets to know the children well, they track down their parents to see if they are stable enough for the children to return home. If the parents cannot support their children, they could be eligible for a two-year grant to start a business to make a living and support their family.

Photo by Charlie H.

Photo by Charlie H.

The photo above displays Isaac, the acrobat instructor, teaching the children exercises and stretches. Isaac was once on the street and was rescued by Amani. After successfully completing the Amari program, he traveled the world with a professional acrobat troupe.

Students Peter and Payton got involved in the class, too!

Photo by Charlie H.

Photo by Charlie H.

Photo by Charlie H.

Photo by Charlie H.

The students at the acrobat class gathered around our group leader Louise to see the polaroid shot.

Photo by Charlie H.

Photo by Charlie H.

On the ride home, we pulled over and climbed on top of the bus to take photos of the hillside.

Photo by Charlie H.

Photo by Charlie H.

Photo by Esther T.

Photo by Esther T.