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Berwickshire H.S. - Blog 1

Day #1 - Monday On our first day we had a team briefing in the morning, followed by a visit to the office of Tanzania Women Research Foundation (TAWREF), one of Vine Trust’s local partners in Tanzania, for an eye-opening presentation. After purchasing a few gifts for family and friends back home, we went to Moshi Christian Children’s Centre, where we played football and games with the children, using some of the donations we brought to Tanzania with us. It was a good introduction to what we will be doing over the next couple of weeks. - Freddie R and…

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PGS/AHS/CHS Expedition - Blog 4

Expedition blog from Perth Grammar School, Arran High School and Carluke High School Given that we head off on safari at 6am tomorrow, this may well be the last blog from our expedition before we leave Tanzania on Friday night to return to Scotland on Saturday. Sunday saw most of the group opt to attend an English-language at the church linked to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), the local hospital in Moshi. KCMC is the second biggest hospital in Tanzania, and a major teaching hospital in this area, so many medical students from across the African continent choose to study here. The 2 hour…

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PGS/AHS/CHS Expedition - Blog 3

Expedition blog from Perth Grammar School, Arran High School and Carluke High School It's been a very busy couple of days, so I'm afraid we haven't had much time to update our blog! On Wednesday, the teams switched back to the worksites we first visited on day 1, and we were immediately able to see the progress that had been made. After a busy day of home-building, we enjoyed en evening meal at Deli Chez, and got to experience ‘Moshi at night’ with all the hustle and bustle, as well as that ‘tropical’ night time noise - the buzz of the insects - and the star filled…

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PGS/AHS/CHS Expedition - Blog 2

Expedition blog from Perth Grammar School, Arran High School and Carluke High School A busy couple of days in Tanzania has seen us visit the offices of TAWREF (Tanzania Women Research Foundation), one of Vine Trust's local partner organisations, for a presentation on the community development work they undertake in Tanzania and a spot of shopping in their charity shop, while the remainder of our time has been spent getting our hands dirty on the home-building worksites. While at the offices of TAWREF, we heard more about the two families for whom we are building new homes. All of the team have spent time working on…

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PGS/AHS/CHS Expedition - Blog 1

Expedition blog from Perth Grammar School, Arran High School and Carluke High School Jambo from a sunny Moshi!  Our first update from Tanzania comes to you with tales of singing and lots of happy and contented pupils and staff on our expedition! After an early start for all our schools, we all met in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to board our 8 hour flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. We were kept entertained on the flight by films (Beauty & the Beast, Moana being two favourites), Mr Walker’s laughing while watching Bridget Jones’ Baby, and the copious amounts of food which KLM fed us! …

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