15 Aug 2013 12:59, 1 year, 1 month ago

Team Tanzania Summit Kili

Congratulations to Christine, Eleanor, Elisha, Harry, Joe, Noemi, Joseph and leader Jessie, who all summited Mount Kilimanjaro yesterday, with no shortage of gruelling huffs and puffs to get up there...  The team are all now back in Arusha, hopefully enjoying some hot foot soaks and RnR, before heading out tonight for a celebratory meal, and maybe a dance if their tired feet can handle it!

We hope very much to have some snaps and a more personal account of the journey soon, but in the meantime, I have slipped in a classic Kili shot to set the scene - it really is quite high, isn't it?!  

 

 

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30 Jul 2013 16:42, 1 year, 1 month ago

Maasai weddings and tasty goat!

Team Tanzania are having an absolute blast it seems, having just returned from a weekend spent living, working and celebrating life amongst the Maasai people of Northern Tanzania. With no internet until next weekend, leader Jessie has filled us in by phone with all the juicy details...

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22 Jul 2013 15:25, 1 year, 1 month ago

Team Tanzania's brief update

volunteer- schools and community project Tanzania

 

Here are a few quick updates on our project, we will send more info next week.

 

We have all enjoyed our stay so far. On project we have plastered the outside of our toilet block, built an incinerator and built the foundations for a secondary school kitchen. We are about to start bricklaying for the kitchen. We have all got a lot stronger - 

 

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22 Jul 2013 10:16, 1 year, 1 month ago

QO Kenya volunteer update

Volunteers in Kenya visit the David Sheldrick elephant sanctuary Nairobi

Hope you're well.
We are all having an amazing time in Tanzania. The building work is coming along great.
Here is our blog for our time in Kenya;

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6 Aug 2012 14:01, 2 years, 1 month ago

More news from Team Tanzania

The Tanzania's team updates are like buses - you wait ages for one then two turn up at once! It's great to hear from them and to get an insight into their last couple of weeks in their own words. Thanks to Rebecca for taking the time to send this to us.

The Final Countdown

First of all, apologies for the late update. The past few weeks have been super busy, as we have been coming toward the end of the project. Last Thursday, we finally came to the end of the work and finished!

Last week we focused on finishing the stove building for the new kitchen. This entailed lots of brick laying, mud mixing and general cement inhalation. We have now built two stoves at Managha, one 3 pot stove and a smaller 2 pot stove. As we have also built one at Frederick Sumaye, the entire team are now proficient stove builders. There was also the problem of the kitchen floor (or lack thereof). This meant filling it in with mud and bricks, ready for the smooth cement floor that is now in place. We have also added a chimney and windows, which makes it far more pleasant to cook in there. We also limed and sanded the outside of the kitchen in preparation for painting, and the building now looks far brighter than before. We have now completely finished the kitchen, and it looks great. Best Tanzanian kitchen going, I'd say...

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