About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 14 and 11). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Village Work by Amisadai

On Wednesday we went to Kilolo and another village and St. Michael’s School. We were building a foundation for a church building. I was digging the cement sand into a pile and then they poured water on it and tipped the rocks in and mixed it up. We found a bamboo stick and wrote A+L in the foundations to stay forever! Then we went to another building project foundation in another village and Louisa and I chased each other in the trenches! They were cutting down big trees there, we had to make sure we were not underneath when it fell down. Then we had a chai break. We had mandazis which are like donuts but without a hole and a bit puffy. One of the old churches had two walls which had pictures painted on. Louisa stood at the front and pretended to preach a sermon and I pretended to translate into Swahili. We left were gone all day!

The old church building where we had our chai

Pumziko (find out what this means!)


Yesterday we had a fun science lesson with Andy (another EI worker). He tipped his bike upside down and we sat on the grass and he told us about brakes, oiling (because we are learning about lubricating when we don’t want friction) and gears. He told us all about the chains and the grips on the tires.
Forces and movement with Andy

Tomorrow we are going on a long bus ride to Mbeya to visit Pastor Sunday and his family. If you look at a map it is at the bottom of Tanzania, not so far from Lake Malawi. We come back home on Monday and will put some photos up when we get home!


  1. I am learning so many things from Amisadai and Louisa! I wish I were still teaching school. What fun the children in class would have, reading of your adventures. I look forward to your next entry!

  2. You are hard task masters! I thought when you said I must find out what 'Pumziko' means that you will put it on your 'learn Swahili with us' page but I had to look for a translation all by myself! And I am not even sure... Does it mean guest?

    I do like your science lesson on bicycles and lubrication. It's so much cooler than learning about it in a classroom.

    Well done, girls!

  3. Sorry, Linda (and everyone else)! We forgot to put the word on the Swahili page ... it is there now! But no it isn't guest!