Progress slowed down a bit due to Ramadan and other holidays in Tanzania, but it should be picking back up soon to complete the dorm! As of the last update from Mohamed, paint undercoats had been completed and all that remained were the final coats and setting up electricity. We’re excited to see this work … More Construction nearly complete!
Habari! It has been a very busy week here in Tanzania as we try to wrap up everything before leaving Tanga on Thursday. Our last day of work with the students at Pongwe was Friday, June 3, since it is now their winter break. The team has been working very hard since then on construction … More June 7, 2016
Mambo everybody! I will start this post with a full disclaimer–the language barrier is real. The gap between Swahili and English are very distant, let’s say it’s about the distance between the United States and Africa. As a former teacher, I always struggled with coming up with words that had W’s and Z’s in … More June 1 -Continued progress!
Today was an incredibly productive and (as usual) fun day at Pongwe! We did a lot of work for the roof trusses, and became sawing experts. Just kidding; it was actually really difficult and we all sweat a ton as we attempted to be as accurate and quick as the contractors. Garrett was almost initiated to be … More May 30, 2016`
Day 2 at Pongwe Primary School was somehow even more fun (and productive) than yesterday! We weren’t able to help with construction of the dorm today because the contractor was still working on building and placing formwork for the beams, which will hopefully be poured tomorrow. Siri and Xoab initiated a project to use scraps … More May 28, 2016
Habari jioni! Today. Was. AWESOME! We started early, with a 7:30 am meeting with the school administration to talk about the community, PUC, and future projects. Next came a tour of the classrooms where the tragic and over crowded learning conditions were juxtaposed by jovial smiles and warm greetings everywhere we went. For example, every … More
We made it to Tanzania!! After all these months of preparation – working with Mohamed, fundraising, designing, checking health and safety, etc. – the team is finally here! We had some long but good flights, and were picked up by Saphia from TeV! Now we’re excited to make the trek from the capital, Dar Es … More DAY 1
Travel Update The team is getting ready to travel soon (with just finals and for some, graduation, standing in between) and could not be more excited! We will all be arriving in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, May 24 or 25, although some of us are traveling to Morocco for an extra week before and will … More Getting Ready to Travel!
As of November 20, we are funded for our project, thanks to a lot of hard work and many generous and supportive donors! After having your donations matched 1 to 1, we have reached over $30,000, which completes our minimum goal for construction of the matron’s cottage in order to expand dormitory space for girls at … More 100% Funded!
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