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“The best experience of my life”.

jelleThis is the best way I can describe the month I spent in Tanzania with Tunawapenda Watoto Projects. And although you have to experience it yourself to completely understand, I will try to describe what it was like for me.

Newsletter Tanzania Tunawapenda Watoto Projects–

Second half of September

volunteers teatimeIn the last two weeks we had to say our goodbyes to the majority of our volunteers unfortunately. Marleen and Jelle are already back home and have to get used to the ordinary life in Holland and Belgium again. Simone and Maaike are enjoying a few more well deserved days/weeks on Zanzibar before they have to go back home. We want to thank you all for your cooperation, enthusiasm, dedication and love you showed us! We hope you had an amazing time and experience and of course we hope to see you again!

volunteer arms liftedDear all,
 
We hope you are doing good.On behalf of the organization Tanzania Tunawapenda Watoto I want to thank you for the great job you doing of sending the volunteers.
Through the volunteers you are sending to us and the donation we are getting it real helps the way of running the projects.
 
We are happy to say that we are succesfully registered with the Government and the registration No is 00NGO/00007489.

Newsletter Tanzania Tunawapenda Watoto Projects – first half of September

boy haircutA new month, new volunteers! We were very happy to welcome 5 new volunteers in the first week of September! Marleen, Jelle, Simone and Kelly; we are really enjoying your company and we hope you are enjoying your time with us as well! Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Katrien already, but Katrien; we want to thank you very much on behalf of the kids and the whole staff of Tunawapenda Projects. We really loved having you here and we hope to see you again soon!

Newsletter Tanzania Tunawapenda Watoto Projects – August

Tanzania Tunawapenda Watoto Projects.

volunteers at signFirst of all, we would like to inform you that we changed the name of our project. Our project is called Tanzania Tunawapenda Watoto Projects now. Tunawapenda watoto is Swahili for ‘we love children’ and is a very appropriate name for our project, because we try to improve the quality of life for all the kids involved in our projects and give them a better future.

map of malawiNew adventures await....

Working at Khaya means a job that is diverse and surely has some bonusses. For project development and new partnerships I will be travelling to the green heart of Africa; Malawi the next 2 weeks.

De eerste week
dutch schoolkidsEn ja hoor na al die maanden voorbereiding, harde werken en sponsors werven zijn we er eindelijk! In Port Elizabeth!!!

De reis begon natuurlijk met de busreis naar Schiphol Amsterdam. Iedereen moest afscheid nemen van zijn familie en dat is natuurlijk geen pretje. Er zijn wat traantjes gelaten maar de busreis was na 10 minuten al weer vol met gezelligheid.  Toen we eenmaal in Schiphol waren gingen we ons 'boarding ticket' uitprinten en naar het gedeelte waar iedereen bang voor was. Helaas is de nachtmerrie voor sommige uitgekomen. Koffer op de band en ja hoor, 24 kg. Gelukkig was het makkelijk te verhelpen door wat spullen in de handbagage te doen.

girl with headdressAfter the first hectic week of going new places and meeting new people, the second and third weeks in South Africa were about finding a routine and building relationships. While serving at the Human Dignity Centre, I spent hours and hours with the children of Walmer. I’ll never forget how, as I read the classic bedtime story Guess How Much I Love You to one of the kids, he said, “Oh, I ate one of those once!” in reference to the hares, or how one of the girls used my colorful scarf as a headwrap (duku) and then posed like a queen.

woman and orphanVolunteering is a concept foreign to some and more familiar to others, but to volunteer in Africa with an organization such as Khaya is a concept that is gaining more and more interest.

Maybe I can explain you more about why Khaya offers volunteering projects and what makes us tick...

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cheetahThe Kingdom Wildlife Sanctuary is an initiative led by the well-known lion conservationist Kevin Richardson. It is located on a Big Five reserve in Gauteng, South Africa. This volunteer program needs volunteers who are enthusiastic about wildlife and animals. It also offers volunteers an opportunity to be able to transform the way humans think of large cats.

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