We Were Walimu Once and Young: Snapshots of Teaching in East Africa by E. Brooks GoddardWe Were Walimu Once and Young: Snapshots of Teaching in East Africa by E. Brooks Goddard

We Were Walimu Once and Young: Snapshots of Teaching in East Africa

EditorE. Brooks Goddard

Paperback | May 15, 2017

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In the early 1960s—while young people were inspired by President Kennedy, civil rights advanced in the USA, and the Cold War overheated—575 US and 200 UK teachers went to East Africa.

These walimu—Swahili for teacher—signed up for two or three years. Many stayed longer. They came to teach secondary students and train new teachers. They endured culture shock, undertook voyages of discovery, and forged friendships to last a lifetime. They witnessed the lowering of colonial flags and the sun rising over newly independent states of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

We Were Walimu Once and Young collects personal stories from the Teachers for East Africa (TEA) and Teacher Education for East Africa (TEEA) experience.  Written 50 years later, or taken from letters sent home at the time, these stories describe student and village life, adventures with flora and fauna and food, and journeys to explore remote parts of East Africa.

Proceeds from this book will fund grants to secondary schools in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The schools determine their own needs, and there is a great need for textbooks, science laboratories, teaching aids, and recreational reading. Please visit www.tea-a.org.

Title:We Were Walimu Once and Young: Snapshots of Teaching in East AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.94 inPublished:May 15, 2017Publisher:E. Brooks GoddardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939423856

ISBN - 13:9781939423856

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Table of Contents

Introduction 

Maps of East Africa 

Have We Forgotten? 

I: Key Moments and Experiences 

II: Teaching and School Life 

III: Trips and Travel 

IV: Surprise 

V: Politics and Politicians 

VI: Tributes 

TEA-Alumni Authors 

TEA and TEEA History 

Acknowledgments 

Author Index 

Title Index 

Topic Index