For Beggar's night I got lots of candy. And my favorite candies too. And I also dressed up as a banana. It was pretty cool because everybody got my attention. They also said look a banana! I also went with my little sister and my big sister and my big sisters friends. And they were all cats but I was the only one that was a banana and everyone else was a cat. And my little sister but a tail and ears for a cat on. My big sister also put her makeup so she could have whiskers and a nose. And my big sister and her friends did the same thing except that they didn't have tail and ears and all of that but they still but the same makeup so they were all cats but me. And I also went to a couple of houses over again. And my big brother went with his friends just getting candy dressed as nothing but themselves. Then my big brother went to his friends house. And when everybody was home we decided to trade some candies. It wasn't that fair because my little sister got chunks of her candy and traded it for my big sister for just one candy! And that was basically all I did for my beggar's night this year of 2014. A summary for this Beggar's night is that it was fun getting to eat candy, eat your favorite candy, and dress up whatever you want. That is all why I liked this years beggar's night :)
Today we had a guest speaker named Samuel Menyongar. Today he talked about how Sierra Leone is poor and a lot of people get sick. First he talked about how there is no clean water and they have to drink from a river or creek. And many Africans can get sick from it and maybe even die. That's because the river and creek is polluted. But Africans wouldn't have any water, so they would drink from the river or creek. Then Samuel talked about how A well can help. First it gives less dirty water because no one would liter in it. And you don't have to put you hands inside of it and get your germs on it. You would just need a bucket. But what's bad about it is that well's are pretty expensive. Then he talked about how children get taught. The children have to go to school at 2:00 to 7:00. And the schools are kind of small. And he talked about how the children at school need more school supplies for a better education. And so when he finished talking we gave him a present. The present was created last year when we donated coins to this box. And those coins would be wasted to build a well. So when when the year ended we would wait for next year. And so here it is. The present. It was a check for about 1,700 dollars! And it was all with just coins! And soon that well would be build because of my school. We were all heroes to save many many children around Africa :)
What are some questions you have about Sierra Leone?
One thing you should say more often is hello person I've never met here's a high five. You should say that because when you see someone shy or someone who has a rough life like someone bullying him you should help him make him feel more better. And in a school you should high five him or make him feel better because if you do he'll treat you how you want to be treated. One time in my life when there was a new student I made him feel welcome by giving him a high five and he became my friend.
Another thing you should say more often is I don't know because sometimes in your life you will think you are right about something but you also need to tell the truth by saying I don't know. If you think your right you might actually be wrong and one time someone told me if knew what to do because I was working on a math problem with a friend and he told him yes but then I tried but I was confused so I guessed over and over and it was still wrong until I finally had to go to lunch but I wished I had said I don't know