Friday, 7 November 2014

In the summer, some of our learners and staff went to Tanzania on a project to support a small village there.

Those involved had a fantastic time, working in the village of Mwambani. The work included building houses for those in the community who are destitute, and providing a community and educational resource centre and kindergarten.

This work is vital – in Tanzania, around 70% of the population are living below the poverty line, with no access to proper sanitation, healthcare, clean drinking water or education.

Those involved also enjoyed the thrill of climbing Mt. Meru, Tanzania’s second highest mountain at 4566 metres,, and on their final day climbing trekked to the crater rim to see a spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kilimajaro.

All those involved – staff and learners – agreed that the whole trip was the experience of a lifetime! Mrs Henderson, the teacher in charge of the trip, said "The learners were an absolute credit to themselves and their families. It was a shock to the system to be living in very basic conditions, but they took it all in their stride and their attitudes throughout the trip were amazing."

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