Last week was spent finishing the floor at Moshono primary before heading off to Emaoi School, a co Ed government run school, on Tuesday. We split into groups, some of us testing our art skills creating teaching aids whilst the others began on sanding and painting a classroom. On Wednesday we moved onto pulling up… Read More

Last weekend some of the team chose to go on safari… We were picked up from our lodge at Lake Manyara by Safari HQ (the company the business interns have been working with). First we went to the Tarangire National Park, which is the home of thousands of African elephants among other animals. This was… Read More

We arrived in Lake Manyara last Monday and went straight away to the Amani Orphanage, home to around 40 orphans, where we did some teaching. Tuesday morning was spent at the Women’s Institute helping with cooking before heading back to the orphanage after lunch. On Wednesday we visited a local Masai village and were dressed… Read More

Last week was spent volunteering at Machwa School. A day and boarding school for over 300 pupils which was for us a stark contrast to some of the other schools we have seen. We helped out making plaster for the girls new dormitories and planting trees. We helped out with serving lunch most days and… Read More

We have spent the last week volunteering at the Jane Olevolos Orphan Centre outside of Arusha. The orphanage is home to 42 orphans who range in age from babies to those who attend university. Monday to Thursday was spent gardening; planting vegetables for the children with some of us helping with cooking the children’s lunch.… Read More

After an 8 hour flight with a mediocre film selection and a menu that won’t be winning a Michelin star anytime soon we arrived in Arusha. The African experience kicked off with immigration an experience to say the least… Bucket baths aside and a toaster that does not toast but instead only warms bread, we… Read More

I’m Lottie, I have just finished school and am currently working in London and juggling a job in retail and as a tutor in order to earn some money for my year out, after which I will take up a place at Edinburgh to read History. I decided to take gap year for the main… Read More

Enjoy Africa!   Our last week of volunteering was in Dar Es Salaam. Here we worked at Calvary Montessori Pre and Primary school where we did teaching, painting and drawing teaching aids. The children at this school were all so lovely and extremely excited when they saw us “Msungu”. The environment created by the staff… Read More

Hey guys!   Our last week in Arusha began with us going to a new place. We went to Genolivolus orphanage where our project for the week was to plant a garden for them. This orphanage had a lovely homely feel to it and Mama Jane was very sweet and kind. Mama Jane told us… Read More

Hello! Week three started off with a change of location. We moved to Lake Manyara where we stayed in tents then, later in the week, we were upgraded to huts (finally a warm shower!). The camp was lovely with a campfire where we met new people every night, a bar and we were able to… Read More