Alone

The lone chair sits on top of a hill overlooking the playground of a Tanzanian elementary school. The usual occupier of the chair is the manager of the school’s lunch program, where she takes her break from the kitchen’s heat. There is no other “furniture” in the area; no picnic tables, no benches, no logs to sit on — nothing but this chair.

The picture was taken from the doorway of the school kitchen, a simple one-room concrete block structure with a rusted corrugated tin roof. Inside are two large vats of porridge made from maize and rice. A large wood fire provided heat for the porridge.

I was told students line up at the kitchen door to receive their lunch, but I have no idea where they ate it.

Thought for the Day: If you have planted a tree you must water it too.
Tanzanian Proverb

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