The school is no longer on holiday.
The high school is there.
The primary school is there.
The PTA is there.
The school’s principal, Board of Directors, and the village tribal chiefs are there.
What later becomes apparent—the obvious thing that dawns on me only slowly and hours into the ceremonies—are the incredible distances each person has traveled to greet us. Hours of walking to be there when we arrived, the hours home after we leave.
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