The strike is on and we shall not relent until the Government gives us our demands 100 per cent. The Government must prepare for the mother of all strikes. Learning will be paralysed everywhere in the country.
-Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Chairman George Wesonga
As always, the boldface emphasis is mine.
So tomorrow it looks like, instead of teaching, I’ll be using my brand new iron and ironing board to smooth out wrinkles! Hm, it’s hard to get too excited about it. Well, on a related note, I promised some pictures, and since today was laundry day, you get to see some wet clothes. (They’re still drying outside.)
First, the setting: my courtyard. The entry gate on the right, choo/bathroom doorway in the center, and the door to my home is on the left. The green bucket on the ground is my bathtub. Yes, it’s a glamorous life here in Kenya.
Three hours worth of laundry: enough to make nudism seem tempting.
This spider was not very happy that I took over his courtyard. Cool yellow spots though.
The weekend was nice in that I took a break from education theory. I can get pretty worked up when I’m in research mode, so I made it a point to walk around town to do some shopping for the new home. Tomorrow I’ll be playing it by ear (a regretful idiom) but will hopefully still get a chance to talk with the headmaster about plans for my teaching role.