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.