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


Our project for this week was nestled at the base of Mount Meru, a Maasai school in the most picturesque location. In our brief time at the school, we managed to complete the painting of the exterior wall, and we hope this gives the school and its community a more positive atmosphere in which to… Read More


It is strange how fast time flies here. Even though the pace of life is slow and relaxed, it seems like each week just comes and goes quicker than the one before it. It’s the start of Week 7 and we are leaving Arusha in just a few days now. Arusha has really started to… Read More


Hi everyone! We’re into week 5 of our Tanzania adventure now! This week we’ve been back in our main base, Arusha, but have been working at a different place every few days. We started off the week at government school where we were faced with the challenging task of refurbishing a classroom so that a… Read More


Hi everyone! Week three here in Arusha has come to an end, with lots of work to finish up at the school we’ve been working at, Bluebell, we are all pretty tired! But feeling very accomplished. This week has been our final week working at Bluebell, which was pretty sad, as we all felt a… Read More


This week, the group was split in two, as half attempted to conquer Kilimanjaro, while Andrew, Hannah and I stayed in Arusha for one last project here. We were at another secondary school painting one classroom inside and doing the outside of several others – a job which required many coats to take it from a chipped… Read More


We’ve now completed not only our second project but a quarter of our time here in Tanzania! We were at a secondary school this week building the foundations for a kitchen. This involved digging a rectangular ditch, filling it with rocks we collected from the sides of roads (a bizarre experience!) and preparing our own… Read More


We’ve now been in Tanzania for over a week, and are all calling the house we stay in home – it’s where we enjoy massive portions of delicious food, watch movies with Mathias and his family, and lie awake at night trying to get to sleep despite the noisy dogs outside. This week, we’ve completed… Read More