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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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Berwickshire High School Team Blog: Tanzania June 2019

Tuesday 4th June The team arrived at Berea in the morning. A busy day was spent in Moshi, touring the local markets were there was lots of interesting and unusual items for sale. The evening was finished with a games night and some chalk on pavement fun for all!  Wednesday 5th June Our first day on the two home-building sites for Devotha and Tumaini's new homes. After a long journey up some very simple roads, we arrived at the site to huge welcomes from both the local community. There was plenty of singing and dancing in traditional Tanzania style. The…

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Falkirk Trinity Church - Kazunzu Expedition Blog

Tuesday 28th May After three flights, a ferry, and two buses, we arrived at Sengerema where we are staying. Our first impressions - somewhat chaotic at the airport; busy; warm; friendly; strange geological rock formations which were amazing plus the land is very green. We are all getting used to either cold showers or scalding hot; some even have boutique toilet facilities know within the group as either a hot or a cold drop! Wednesday 29th May The people have given us a very warm welcome especially the children who have followed some members of the party, no names, like The Pied…

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Babcock 2018 Building Expedition Blog

Saturday 3rd November Jambo from Moshi! The travelling day for the international Babcock team first started for the three Victoria-based employees, who had an internal Canadian flight to Calgary before a nine hour flight to Amsterdam to meet the rest of the team. The rest of the team from Ottawa and across the UK successfully got to Amsterdam on time, although not without some stress for the nine flying from Bristol - a missed connection looked certain after some technical issues with the aircraft, but we all made it safely! After slowly making it through Kilimanjaro airport, we received a…

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