Saturday, August 28, 2010

Culture Class

Every Saturday, for the past seven weeks, we have been attending culture classes in Little Ethiopia.

We are so grateful that something like this exists. I was always envious of people who lived in cities that had the organization Ethiopians for Ethiopians.

Initially we were going to sign both kids up. It became clear that Melese was a bit too young.

Meazi absolutely loved it. She would talk about it all week. She practiced the dances, and every Saturday morning would pick out her outfit. She would tell Steven exactly how she wanted her hair done, and he would quickly style it.

There were a couple of things that were hard for Meazi. The children's video they watched brought up a lot of memories from the care center. We talked about it after the class.

Melese got a lot out of just being there. We would see him doing the dance moves during the week as well. He seemed to be drumming and singing more too. And each Saturday he would get to see Tunsi. He was very happy about that.

If you are in the LA area and don't yet know about the school, send me an e-mail and I will send you the info.

We are so grateful for this new school.


  1. Awesome. I'm so glad you've found this! Fantastic pics!

  2. Meazi was such a star in class. I agree we are so lucky to have this available.

  3. Unfortunately I haven't been able to make it. Hopefully we'll get to see you guys soon!

  4. So neat! We're going to be doing Russian school on Saturdays. Same sort of thing and they speak entirely in Russian so we're hoping to retain some language.

    I was also excited to see on your other post that the children did so well with visitors. I've been wondering how long we should expect that it might take, so I'll assume "about a year" based on your experience, although it varies by child.

  5. I am beyond envious that you have this class near you. So, so lucky you and your children are. We live in Springfield, MO, and, as you might guess, I don't think anything like this exists near us.

  6. Wow, how cool is that! You are very fortunate to have that connection.

  7. i cant wait to join in after silanchi is done with soccer--next time!!!