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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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Perth Grammar & Arran High Team Blog: Tanzania June 2019

Sunday 16th June Perth Grammar School and Arran High have safely landed in Tanzania! After landing late last night, today has been a day of settling in, getting used to our surroundings and seeing all that Moshi has to offer. Some pupils were drawn into the church at the college we are staying at this morning to listen to the music as it was played.  After an orientation meeting and lunch, we spent the afternoon exploring Moshi, getting a guided tour from our Tanzanian leaders of markets stalls and finding some gifts for home! Late afternoon brought warm showers for…

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Earlston High School Team Blog: Tanzania June 2019

Monday 10th June Team Earlston have landed!  We started off by having our orientation where we learnt all about what we were going to be doing. We met Elly and Richard and also learnt some great tunes! We also had the opportunity visit a market in Moshi.  Tuesday 11th June We visited the home of Velanora's mother as she is currently living with other family because their house was too small. We will be building them a new house.  We began to dig the foundations, where we had to work as a team to pass rocks and buckets of sand…

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