Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Animal Names in Swahili

Simba is the Swahili word for lion, so it is appropriate for the main character of the Lion King to be named Simba.

We have a Swahili lesson with Pastor Ben Tonight at 6:30pm.

TWIGA means giraffe in Swahili, the animal that sticks its neck out.

The Twiga Foundation in East Africa has the mission to inspire and support people, especially the young, to build a better future for themselves and their communities.

TWIGA does this in an informal yet professional way by supporting small-scale projects in East Africa by means of (helping with) setting up and executing plans and raising funds, largely in the areas of:

Street children and orphans
Education (formal and informal)
Activities to generate income
Long-term eco-tourism

TWIGA actually also stands for "The Way to Income-Generating Activities" - The foundation believes it is important that a project gets off the ground but also to keep independent funds coming in.

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