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Volunteers experience in Tanzania. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Nov 15: Christmas in November at the preschool

Posted in Tanzania on November 15, 2012

We’ve had a fabulous couple of days.  We set up a preschool for the little ones that follow us everywhere we go.  The resource center was full of coloring books and crayons that no one seemed to be aware of so we set up different tables in the freshly painted room and introduced the kids Read More…

Nov 9: Fun times at the Elementary School

Posted in Tanzania on November 9, 2012

It’s Friday and we’re delighted to take the weekend off, just in time for a break because we thought it couldn’t get any hotter and today it was.  It rained in the morning which helped the sauna like conditions today.  We went into the elementary school this morning and visited 2 of the classrooms. I Read More…

Nov 9: End of our first week

Posted in Tanzania on November 9, 2012

Today, being Friday, we are off to the school to meet with the students. We hope to be able to distribute the tooth paste and brushes we brought with us. Sarah has volunteered to act as a demonstrator.  Rob and Matthew have been the carpenters of the group applying mozzie screens to windows of the Read More…

November 7: “TIA” – this is Africa!

Posted in Tanzania on November 7, 2012

Today is hot, smoking hot.  I didn’t think that we could smell worse today than we did yesterday, but alas it is true.  We all smell equally ghastly.  It’s no wonder we don’t see any animals.  We’re chasing them away with our foul odor.  It’s fantastic.  They only come out at night to make noise Read More…

August 9: Project is progressing and we are enjoying ourselves!

Posted in Tanzania on August 13, 2012

We are enjoying another fabulous day. The project is progressing well with most of the interior and the exterior painting complete for the resource centre. The kids are already beginning to use the laptops. Today we were visited by the Executive Officer of Matipwili and 4 other neighbouring villages. He very graciously introduced himself to Read More…

August 7, 2012: Our adventure begins!

Posted in Tanzania on August 7, 2012

It has been a fabulous trip so far – we are on day 3 and I’m happy to say we have an “adventurous” team! I love the saying by Tom Sawyer – “The difference between an adventure and an ordeal is attitude.” After a 2 hour flight delay before a 14 hour flight, plus a Read More…

Matipwilli, Tanzania: Our job is done!

Posted in Tanzania on January 30, 2012

Welcome to the new Tanzania kitchen range. This tough outdoor kitchen is built to withstand searing heat inside and outside it’s modern structure. It’s open air design and military grade cooker can accommodate up to 400 people…. Joking aside, there’s still a bit of tidying up to do but our job is done! School dinners Read More…

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