Bicycles are a common mode of transportation in Tanzania. Motorcycles and cars are common in big cities, but are impractical and too expensive in the rural areas.
I found this bike parked behind one of the buildings at the Hai Vocational School. I suspect it was owned by one of the instructors, as the students could barely afford the tuition, let alone the luxury of a bicycle. The condition of this bike was typical of all the bikes I saw in Tanzania; i.e. serviceable, but “fully depreciated”.
Notice the door jamb’s severely bowed right side. I found this ironic, since the vocational school taught carpentry, masonry, electric wiring, welding and other common trades. Everything I was shown was made by the students and very well done. I hope this doorway was not constructed by one of the schools’ alumni.
Thought for the Day: Any job worth doing is worth doing well. Idiom