When we woke up the next morning and were going for breakfast, Lale came towards us and greeted us warmly. While we prepared for the day with bread and tea, Lale spent some time in the study to clarify the organizational things etc.. Since he had just come back from the Tribes, he had a lot to do. But he still had time for us. So we planned the next few days (where we could visit one of the Tribes at the end of the week) while we all sipped coffee. Today we were to visit the Jinka Museum and the bank. That was the plan for the afternoon. For the morning we let Lale do his work and played with Leka and Kacha, the two youngest OMO-Child children, who are not old enough to go to school yet. The two of them were always curious, full of energy and also liked to ask us for some chocolate. Especially with these two sweet girls it was hard for us to imagine that they would have been killed because of teeth or an unaccepted pregnancy (Mingi curse). This of course applies to the other 48 OMO children too.
In the afternoon we made our way to the Jinka Museum, where there was a collection of artefacts from all the Tribes in Ethiopia. We were brought there by Tamasgen (Tame, for short), the OMO-Child chauffeur, who did the daily shopping and took us by car to the OMO-Child home. Tame was a very funny man who spoke English quite well and made us laugh a lot. On the way to the museum, we made a short stop at the Bank of Jinka. A rather dilapidated building, but it even had a cash machine. A short time later we arrived at the Jinka Museum, where we met some tourists. After a short guided tour we went home again.
In the evening we played a few rounds of basketball with Lale and the kids, which was really great fun. Basketball is definitely his sport. His enthusiasm had no limits and throughout the match he was shouting encouragement to the other players. You couldn’t beat him either, because he’s just too tall! After a quick shower and a delicious dinner we went back to our room and fell asleep almost immediately.