Spring 2011

February 28, 2011

We are delighted to report that all the students arrived safely at their service locations!  We received confirmation via phone from all the families.  Most students spent…

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February 27, 2011

Safely in Musoma!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we safely arrived in Musoma yesterday afternoon.  Today we attended the Nyabange Mennonite Church for a warm, festive,…

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February 20, 2011

Everyone attended church today at Upanga Mennonite Church, where we have been having our daily Swahili classes.  The church has been so welcoming, as we’ve used classrooms…

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February 19, 2011

The students’ final exam was originally scheduled for Thursday, but since many students and teachers did not get much sleep on Wednesday night due to the accident…

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February 17, 2011

You may have heard that last evening Tanzania experienced an unfortunate accident at a military base south of the airport.  An accident caused an unknown quantity of…

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February 16, 2011

Managing Marine Systems

On Tuesday Dr. Albogast Kamukuru, a marine biologist from the University of Dar es Salaam, gave us a presentation on the challenges and opportunities in managing Tanzania’s…

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February 14, 2011

The rains have come…

This weekend marks a milestone in our trip (and perhaps the calendar year), as the first of the long rains reached Dar!  Praise be to God!  On…

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February 10, 2011

Our theme this week has been to explore how the unique attributes of natural resources determine which management approaches should be used for conservation.   Forests, fisheries, and…

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February 6, 2011

Wow, we’ve had a busy few days!  On Friday we spent 2 hours with Reverend John Magafu and colleagues discussing environmental justice issues facing rural Tanzanians in…

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February 3, 2011

Wednesday the group came to our house again for unit house.  Each week we ask what the students would like on the menu. We consistently get the…

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