Great progress is being made on the construction of new schools in the Tanzanian village of Arusha thanks to Nord Anglia Education students helping out with the building during their expeditions.
As part of the incredible Nord Anglia Education offering, our students are able to take part in life-changing expeditions and experiences that wouldn't be possible if they were part of another school group.
Nord Anglia’s expeditions — in both Tanzania and Switzerland — are designed to broaden our students' minds and expose them to different cultures through positive challenges at camps in those countries. As part of the Citizenship Expedition in Arusha Tanzania, our students become true global citizens by helping out the local community through building projects and work with local students.
With each expedition, our student groups are making excellent progress in the construction of schools in Arusha. To help bring these schools to life, our students from all around the world are helping with bricklaying for the classrooms, mixing cement, digging foundations, laying stones, and plastering.
The Seeway Tanzania Daycare officially opened in January 2019 with help from Nord Anglia Education students and staff on their expeditions, and the students, teachers and staff in this African village are using the building to the full during the current academic year. This primary school even features a special needs unit.
What's more, a second school called Kiwawa Secondary is being built by NAE students as part of the ongoing expeditions to the village. At the moment in Arusha, around 270 students cannot attend school due to a lack of infrastructure. The building project will be completed in 2021 and will be able to fit 800 students.
During their expeditions, students work with our long term partner community partner Seeway Trust to help underprivileged children — some of whom are orphaned — have access to a safe education.
We can't wait for this new secondary school to open!