Spring 2014

January 26, 2014

Weekend at Bagamoyo

  We spent this weekend in Bagamoyo, a town about an hour north of Dar es Salaam also directly on the Indian Ocean.  The town is much…

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January 23, 2014

On Wednesday we gathered at ‘nyumbani kwetu‘ (our house) for the weekly unit house meeting. We celebrated two birthdays (Alia’s and Jenna’s) with ice cream! Students shared…

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January 22, 2014

The Tanzania SST group went to the beach over the weekend as we reported in a previous post.  We thought you might enjoy a taste of the…

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January 21, 2014

Sunday students spent the day with their host families – most attending church at various locations.  A few of us attended Sinza Mennonite church in Sinza, where…

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January 18, 2014

Friday marked our first week of Swahili classes completed – time seems to be flying by.  After Swahili class students took their first weekly quiz on the…

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January 16, 2014

Today we visited the Makumbusho Vijijini (Village Museum) and toured various houses constructed according to various tribal traditions.  Tanzania has 121 tribal groups, we were able to…

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January 15, 2014

We are getting into our routine!  The last three days students have arrived at the church for Swahili class without a hitch.  Yesterday afternoon the students walked…

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January 13, 2014

Today marked an important milestone. Students traveled to the church on their own this morning, using daladalas to navigate the various roads to the right bus stops….

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January 11, 2014

This morning the students were picked up by daladala at the YMCA and we spent the morning at the unit house doing orientation activities. Since we checked…

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January 10, 2014

Safe arrival!

The 2014 Tanzania SST group arrived safely at the airport this morning and all were in good spirits!  We dropped them at the YMCA for a brief rest…

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