Sunday, August 02, 2009

dodoma basketball camps

last week i went to dodoma (a city in central tanzania) to do two basketball camps with a project i work with here called MAMBO basketball. we had a blast. one camp was for elementary students and we had about 130 come out total. the other was for a local club and we had about 30 older late teens/early 20s players participate. i had a good time getting to know the other coaches better and learning more about basketball, coaching and how it works here in TZ.

these are the kids from two elementary schools who came out for the camp. it was crazy!!




dodoma looks a lot like where i grew up in kenya with lots of hills and huge rocks. each morning bahati, everest and i climbed up this hill close to our hotel. good times. when i set the camera on timer i have to put it upside down...



bahati goofing off on the mountain...


teaching the kids about basketball movements. i don't have a lot of experience coaching little kids but i really enjoyed it this week. they learned so fast.



we sang the national anthem before our training sessions each day. the last day i started getting all choked up. i love this country... i love my job. man, life is good guys.

3 Comments:

Blogger Liz said...

Thanks, Meg, for giving us a peek into your life!!! Love you!

2:08 PM

 
Blogger Kirk said...

great post! i love the pics and videos. we miss you meg.

4:31 AM

 
Blogger april said...

meg i really like these videos

9:00 PM

 

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