Walk for Tanzania
On Friday 17th February, at 4pm, Team Tanzania and several staff members took to the streets of district one on BVIS’ first ever sponsored walk. An activity very common in the UK, sponsored walks provide an opportunity for individuals to fundraise money for a good cause, raise awareness of the charity they are fundraising for and get fit. Armed with banners and wearing our distinctive blue Tanzania T-shirts, designed by our own Y12 Magda, our students and staff walked past Ben Thanh, down Le Loi and Walking Street, back up along Dong Khoi and past the palace to finish at the street food market. Speaking to several locals and tourists along the way, the walk gave students a great opportunities to develop their interpersonal skills by approaching members of the public and explaining what they were fundraising for. We were overwhelmed with the support received from the school and members of the public who helped us fundraise over 6 million dong. The money will be used to buy materials that we will use when we carry out the community service work on our expedition between the 6-13th March. During the expedition, students will be building schools, goat sheds, fitting solar panels in some of Tanzania’s most impoverished areas with other students from Nord Anglia schools across the globe.