As I’ve said before, Titchie Swot is the name of the elementary school here at Rift Valley Academy (RVA). They call the students who are grades K-6, “titchies.” Being a titchie is a full time job in the very best way. In addition to school 5 days a week complete with tea time treats like chocolate cake, cinnamon rolls or fresh fruit, there are weekly nighttime activities on campus set up just for titchies. During the first three weeks of school so far there has been a night time staff hunt where the kids had to take flashlights and hunt around campus for teachers and their principal, a fun coke date where they met their big brothers and sisters, an ice cream party in their rooms on a Friday night and a Saturday morning of field day fun. This titchie mom and dad can barely keep up, but the kids are loving all the fun. Why so much activity you ask? Well, not all titchies live with their parents. Some of them are boarding students from all over Africa. They live in dorms with dorm parents. I guess having special events helps them feel like part of a big family. I know it’s helped our kids, so we are happy to climb the hill and attend the events. Plus, most titchie events happen from 7-8:30 on Friday nights, so we get to drop them off and go have a little time with our own friends! Win win!