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!

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Merda and me next to one of the stars of the buffalo fight: part of the Torajan funeral celebration.

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The sign that greeted me – along with 80+ teachers – to training. Made my knees shake a bit.

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Teachers, having fun but also showing what they learned.

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I signed a lot of certificates!

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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).

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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!

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The views here are outrageous.

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School visits.

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I learned so much from this truly life-changing experience. Can’t wait to go back to Toraja and Bintan next summer!

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