Marion McChesney

African kids see themselves for the first time

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This is a group of Standard One kids outside the Primary School classrooms of Bishop Stanway Primary School. It’s only about 500 m (less than half a mile) north of Msalato Bible College where I worked. I would visit the school¬†regularly to teach Standard Seven songs for their graduation (in English), to teach the youngest children Songs in English, to play outside games that Kiwi preschoolers love and to research Standard Two children for my American friend to know how best to begin a Penpal type arrangement.

These kids were under a tree waiting for the other classes to finish at 2.30pm. I took a photo of them and they were so excited, then with my movie camera I shot them (without them knowing).