Volunteer: maggie fay
I'm currently a secondary education volunteer at an Islamic Senior High School in East Java, Indonesia.
Contributions from maggie fay
Another Sunday morning expedition on foot with Bu S, this time to the local landfill. I had run by it once when I first arrived here, not yet aware of the taboo of unaccompanied female joggers. Bu S suggested it as an interesting place to visit and a chance to meet people whose paths I might not otherwise cross. A beautiful vegetable garden immediately welcomed us after we entered, and just a few steps further were the composting silos. Two rows of five white buildings whose sole pu...
morning prayer at the islamic high school where i teach, just before sacrificing 2 cows in our school yard. later that day, the students distributed the meat to the poor. eid al-adha is celebrated around the world by muslims to commemorate abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son. as a non-muslim, i watched from behind with the girls who were menstruating and therefore could not participate.
The hours long preperation before the traditional marriage ceremony- no less than three people were working on her at any given time.