27 Sep 2012 13:35, 2 years ago

Project partner in focus: Livingstone Tanzania Trust

Tanzania Gap Year volunteers building a school classroom

All of Quest's volunteer projects are a long-term relationship between us and a local partner, who work on grass-roots development initiatives in collaboration with local communities. This way we can make sure that our teams undertake work which is part of an established development plan and that it will be both sustainable and beneficial.

The Livingstone Tanzania Trust:

LTT (www.livingstonetanzaniatrust.com) are our project partner for the Tanzania Gap Year and summer project teams. A small NGO, they work with rural communities around Babati to alleviate poverty through improvement in education faciliites, sustainable agriculture and income generation schemes...

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25 Nov 2011 09:40, 2 years, 10 months ago

A message and update from Mwandika, Malawi

 


I was fortunate this year and was able to lead the team in Malawi. Though I was unable to be there from the start I did have the privilege of being there for the completion and was incredibly proud of all of those that helped to construct the feeding centre. The bellow is a message from Andy who recently visited the center:

A number of the committee were around to give us an update and a few photos are

 

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21 Nov 2011 10:06, 2 years, 11 months ago

Pensulo Clinic in action!

For all the teams who worked on the construction of the Clinic in Pensulo, Malawi - we've just received some fantastic photos of it in action from the Joshua Oprhan & Community Care trustees. It's great to see the final result of the hard work of so many teams and the benefit the clinic is having for Pensulo and surrounding communities - congratulations to you all!

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17 Mar 2011 15:50, 3 years, 7 months ago

Tanzania Team - Man vs Ant

From Dom....Man vs Ant

I am writing to tell you of a tale of good vs evil. A battle between right and wrong. This is the story of the struggle between Amol and the safari ants. Before this tale unfolds we made the journey from Malindi in Kenya to Sipi in Uganda via Nairobi.

It was an early wake up at Malindi to catch the bus to Nairobi. By this time we were just about getting used to long bus journeys, however the same cannot be said for Haydn due to an unfortunate onset of what is known as ‘wee-bums'. As Haydn's bowls struggled under Immodium we journeyed to Nairobi...

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17 Mar 2011 15:23, 3 years, 7 months ago

Tanzania Team - Under da Sea

"Bonjourno! Issa me, a Lorne! Ok, so because this week were in god father central, Malindi, an italian run town, ive decided im going to write the blog in Italian, or say it in an Italian accent whilst I write...

After a long 12 hour bus ride in our goggles, water wings and flippers, we finally arrived in Malindi. It was not too far from heaven. Day one was spent with us buliding sand castles and digging holes on the beach. We have only been anticipating the beach since about day 3 of the project. Sadly, whilst swimming in the sea Kari was struck down in the prime of life... stung my a jelly fish! Thankfully she survived and lived to tell the tale. Day two was when we started to learn how to dive! it was also jess' birthday! We spent the day watching videos about people diving in an attempt to teach us how to be like fish. After an intense day of learning, we went out to celebrate jessday, resulting in us washing away everything we learnt with Kenyacane (n.b not kenyan style cocaine, actually just the local spirit.)...

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