Newsletter: Arusha Volunteer Projects

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.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all our volunteers who did an amazing job at our different projects in the last two months. So Martine & Scarlett, Michelle, Inez, Elise, Emely, Zohal, Lotte, Thomas, Florian, Jenna, Lianne, (bibi) Minkie, Roy, Gary and Desiree, thank you so much for being part of the Tunawapenda family. Also on behalf of the kids who absolutely loved it being with you guys. We are really blessed and proud that you joined our project and showed us (and the people of Tanzania) so much love and affection. We hope to see you again one day and we look forward to hearing from you!

Asante sana, and welcome again!

With their professionalism, skills and knowledge, our volunteers helped out a lot at our own Paskazia School and in St. Elizabeth Hospital.

It has been very quiet at our school this past month due to holidays. The 31st of July was the last schoolday for the kids, before starting on the first of September again. We are looking forward to seeing all our young students again!

One of the most important things the volunteers at our school tried to accomplish before the holidays, was to improve the (school)structure by making schedules and rules for the different classes. With the knowledge of professional Dutch teachers we were able to set up a good structure that we want to use in the coming period. We are very happy with the results we have booked! We are sure this will help us a lot to improve our overall quality of education.

Our medical volunteers have been very helpful in the different departments of St. Elizabeth Hospital. The people in the hospital (both employees and patients) were very happy with the help of our volunteers in the maternity- and medical ward, the pharmacy and other departments the volunteers worked in.

Volunteer activities.

Next to working in the different projects, the volunteers also get the time and opportunity to see more of this beautiful country. Some of them even take a few weeks off to travel around and see as much of the beauty as this country has to offer. Tanzania of course, is known for its safari’s and was even voted ‘best safari country of Africa’ in 2013. So you won’t be surprised if we tell you that most of our volunteers do one or even more safari’s before they go back home. There are plenty of opportunities to do so. Relatively close to Arusha you can find the world famous Serengeti National Park, Ngorogoro Conservation Area and of course Kilimanjaro (National Park). Besides those parks, you can also find some smaller National Parks such as Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. Some of our volunteers took some pretty amazing pictures during their safaris!

Another popular activity of our volunteers when they have a bit more time is to make a trip to Zanzibar. From Arusha you can take a plane to the amazing Zanzibar Island. A place where you can chill out and relax on the stunning beaches or do some snorkeling or scuba diving. Our Belgian volunteers really enjoyed Zanzibar last month!

If you are up for a huge challenge, you have the possibility to climb mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Last month, four of our Belgian girls reached Uhuru Peak! A fantastic performance and experience!



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