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Babcock International 2019 Team Blog

Saturday 2nd November: (Written by Steph and Katie) The team travelled from across the UK to meet in London Heathrow to begin the journey to Tanzania. After traveling through Dubai and Dar Es Salaam (where we picked up our Canadian team member), we arrived into the small airport in Mwanza at 9pm on Sunday 3rd. We were greeted at the airport by Pastor Samuel, Elly and Sinéad where we got on the choir bus. On the choir bus we tried to learn the Jambo song, although nobody but Elly knew the lyrics. When we arrived at the Mipa Hotel in Mwanza,…

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October 2019: Building Expedition Team Blog

Read on for updates from our October Building Expeditions team in Kazunzu.  Monday 14th October We finally arrived in Mwanza last night! The Mipa Hotel was very friendly and we all slept well after the journey. Breakfast was delicious! This morning we all travelled to the Jubilee Hope to witness how far the project has come since 2014. It was amazing to meet the team members and witness the amount of work that has gone into making the project happen.  As I (Holly) write, we are having lunch at the Tilapia Hotel and later we will be travelling to our…

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July 2019 Building Expedition Team Blog

Thursday 25th July  All the volunteers arrived safely yesterday. Today has been about acclimatising, getting money changed and a team orientation meeting. A trip to the market this afternoon proved to be an exquisite assault on all our senses! The hustle and bustle, colours, smells, sounds and happy greetings and smiles from the locals were a wonderful introduction to life in Tanzania. Later, we were privileged to meet Mama Defrosa and her team at the TWAREF headquarters. Our welcome consisted of warm hugs and handshakes and songs beautifully rendered by the staff. It was a a very humbling experience to be…

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Clifton Hall Team Blog: Tanzania 2019

Saturday 29th June Greetings from Tanzania! We arrived in Tanzania on Saturday evening and were welcomed warmly by everyone at Berea Bible College. After a long day of travel we were buzzing to find a good scran prepared by Chef Bryson. After our dinner, we collapsed into our beds, fumbling with our mosquito nets. Sunday 30th June The next day, we enjoyed a hearty breakfast and ventured into Moshi for a market tour. It was hectic but intriguing. We sampled the local delicacy - fruit of the baobab tree - on which there were mixed reviews. Monday 1st July On…

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Culloden Academy Team Blog: Tanzania 2019

Thursday 27th June After our journey all the way from Inverness to Moshi, we had a late breakfast and orientation before going for a tour of Moshi Town and the markets. We got a flavour of the huddle and bustle of the town and particularly the markets. There was lots of sights and smells which caused some amusement and surprise at what was on sale. Amazing what items are made form old car tyres. Sandals, bungee cords, suspension bushes and mechanical grommets. Nothing is wasted. Tonight will be an opportunity to play with children in the college and sort out the…

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Perth Academy & St Kents Team Blog: Peru 2019

Tuesday 18th June Travel: We arrived in Lima at 6pm local time, after a long 12 hour flight, which was passed by watching films and getting to know the volunteers from the other school who we are traveling with for these 2 weeks. We then got a bus to the house and got settled into our rooms for the next few days. Wednesday 19th June Day 1: We started our day by getting breakfast at a local café called Las Vecinas (The Neighbours). After finishing breakfast we toured around the local area of Barranco admiring the graffiti - taking photos…

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