Tanzania Expedition 2019 - A Reflection by Nguyen Thuc Minh Khanh (Nancy)
“The Tanzania trip 2019 was undoubtedly one of the best trips I've ever been to.
Our time was divided between a safari, building a secondary school and volunteering at a nearby village to build a goat shed, solar powered lights and a smokeless stove. During the safari me and my friends watched the incredible animals in their natural habitat and listened to our instructor John telling us interesting facts about the nature while we could watch the surroundings with binoculars. We also had the chance to stand at the front of the truck to watch the lovely sunset.
The construction volunteering days were
a good fun too. We all learnt how to lay bricks, mix cement and build a shed from scratch. Being able to see how your project really makes a positive difference to the families and community made me feel very proud and satisfied.
This trip has made me change how I see the world around me significantly now that I have witnessed the poor living conditions that so many people in the world are still suffering from. This trip has also made me realise and appreciate how lucky I am to be born in such a privileged family with so many opportunities and rights that I always had taken for granted.
Thank you to Ms Hardiman, Mr Every and to the BVIS for giving us this fantastic opportunity.”
Nguyen Thuc Minh Khanh (Nancy)