Chuck and Susan Ruehle write to us again from Arusha, Tanzania, where they are into the last week of training teachers to teach astronomy in their classrooms.


Mponda tftWe are in our last week of learning and sharing in Tanzania.
Since Wednesday we have lived at Rafriki Guest House in the village of King'ori, on the slopes of Mt. Meru.
We've visited with the two primary teachers who were with us for five days last month at Mwangaza. The King'ori school has 524 students in standard grades 1-7, with 9 teachers. The assembled students greeted us by singing the Tanzanian national anthem, and we talked about the planets, the Galileoscope, and astronomy with the Standard 6 class.
We also met with the Tumaini workers group here in King'ori who are pursuing self-reliance by creating jobs doing traditional work like cloth dying, canning, jewelry making, sewing, and tree farming. We showed the group how the salt water chlorinator cell they use to make low-cost disinfectant for canning equipment consists of parallel titanium plates coated with ruthenium that uses electrolysis to create the chlorine from salt water.
We will send photos when we have enough band-width to support up-loads. We head home on Tuesday, arriving at O'Hare on Wednesday afternoon.


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