“Oh, really? What school does she go to?”
“What’s her name?”
“Hmm I don’t know who she is. I only volunteer there once a week.”
“She is the big, big girl in KG3” he said. I thought I might know who he was talking about, but her name isn’t Promise. I also didn’t want to let on that I knew who he meant based on the description he’d given. I felt bad admitting that she may be a little overweight.
“She’s always telling me about her friend Gwen.”
“Well I’ll have to look out for her when I’m there Thursday!”
It turns out I did know his daughter, but I knew her by her second name and he was calling her by her English name which I’d never heard before.
I had contacted the director of Meru Teacher’s College last week to talk to him about finding volunteers to continue my projects after I leave. He was supposed to meet me yesterday at the office but never showed up. Today I was working in my office when he walked through the door. I told him the various projects I need volunteers for and which types of people might be best suited for each position, in terms of their majors and interests. He said he’ll talk to some of the professors to help him find students who may be interested. Sounds relatively promising!
*Name has been changed.