Here is a collection of photos that highlight my time in Tana Toraja.
Ester, my seat-mate in the 10-hour ride from Makassar to Tana Toraja. She took VERY good care of me!
Merda and me next to one of the stars of the buffalo fight: part of the Torajan funeral celebration.
The sign that greeted me – along with 80+ teachers – to training. Made my knees shake a bit.
Teachers, having fun but also showing what they learned.
I signed a lot of certificates!
It wasn’t all work; Merda took me to the local market and many other places. Here is where i learned why the chicken here tastes so good. Before (right) and after (left).
Parents at the meeting “opening” a new, remote pre-k and kindergarten. Merda delivered what the parents had wanted for years. 55 students who didn’t have school until 1st grade will now have a place to prepare!
The views here are outrageous.
I learned so much from this truly life-changing experience. Can’t wait to go back to Toraja and Bintan next summer!