6 week project

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6 Week Project

Weeks 1- 4 Arusha

Arusha, a modern town in the shadows of Mt Meru, known as the gateway to the Northern safari circuit is your home for the next 4 weeks.

  • Your time on this phase will be focused on work with and for the community, based at two or more of the schools and orphanages which our partners have developed close links with over the years. In each of these you will be working to develop their infrastructure, with projects ranging from construction and repair of teaching spaces, kitchens and classroom furniture to the creation of play areas and sports pitches.
  • Although the main objective of your work will be to make improvements there will be opportunities to play sport and assist teachers with English or art lessons.

Week 5 Lake Manyara

On week 5 you’ll move to a camp close to Lake Manyara National Park. The park spans 330 square km, with lush jungle-like forests and open grasslands surrounding a giant salt-water lake, home to flocks of vivid pink flamingos and fed by hot springs. Troops of baboon , vervet monkey, elephants, zebra, large buffalo, giraffes, lions and even the elusive leopard have made this park their home.

 Your main duties for this week include;

  • Helping at the nearby Amani orphanage, run by a local Tanzanian for children up to primary age.
  • Assist with environmental clean up, replanting forests in areas where they have been cut for firewood and helping out with the day-to-day running of the camp.

 Week 6 Moshi

Situated on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro you will be living in the shadows of Africa’s highest mountain, which looms over the sleepy streets of this pretty town at a staggering 5895m.

  • Help local authorities with the reforestation of river areas and the surrounding hills to reduce the risk of landslides.  Wherever possible tree planting is carried out in conjunction with Mweka School, whose aim is to plant 10,000 new trees and educate all it’s children about the importance of conservation.
  • Other projects here include creating a fishpond for the children and educating about fuel saving cooking devices.

If you book onto the 6 weeks project your amazing experience will end here and it will be time to bid farewell to new friends and reflect on an amazing 6 weeks in Tanzania. However for those on a 10 week program your adventure will continue.