Update from: Year 12 IB CAS student Cadogan Dethick
Each year, all of BSB Year 12 CAS students participate in our Global Campus Worldwide expedition programme to Tanzania. During our stay in Tanzania we completed multiple projects for the local community. Such projects included: The building of goat sheds, construction of smokeless stoves, the installation of solar panels as well as the brick laying and plastering of a local school.
Volunteering for the local community gave me a great sense of pride and purpose while undergoing each project. The challenges of adapting to each new project and learning the best techniques in doing them were very satisfying.
The various projects we underwent will help the local community by giving them a sustainable way of living. As well as this, the individuals we helped can show others in the community how to make the smokeless stove, for example, which provides health benefits for families when cooking.
Meeting the poorer communities of Tanzania has broadened my eyes to the reality of the world. It has shown me the hardship others undertake in just surviving and has taught me to not take things for granted. The safari also strengthened my resolve for greener energy. Seeing spectacular wildlife up close in the wild showed me that we, as the future generation, need to create solutions to problems such as climate change, in order to safeguard the wellbeing of endangered species.