The build-up to the expedition will find the students gaining an understanding of local and international Non Governmental Organisation’s and a rich knowledge of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Part of the project was for each student chosen to raise 600 pounds. Some of the fund-raising activities so far have been a 24 hour swimathon and "dancing your way to Tanzania Week long trip"
The students will build friendships with children in a local primary school and orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania, along with working on renovating classrooms and teaching a full day’s curriculum to the students. They will experience an ‘Africa Day’ and engage in a variety of activities (such as learning Swahili, glass beading, traditional Masai Dancing and cooking) which is being provided by local people to provide our students with an insight into the country we are visiting.
Our students also get to experience the diverse and varied landscape of the host country by undertaking a Safari or Zanzibar excursion. They will visit traditional Masai villages, discover the history of the Slave trade, visit plantations and spice markets to learn about agriculture and see wildlife in its natural habitat. With presentations and talks from local businesses and organisations such as The African Wildlife Foundation, students will gain an understanding of the link between land, animals and humans as well as learn about the benefits and challenges of the present and the future.
For more details on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity please look on the Global Classroom site (logon via our Moodle site)