Students from our school have experienced a week of cultural and caring activities. They have learnt about the Masi tribe’s nomad way of life and how they rely on cattle farming to support themselves. They have also learnt about animal conservation and what is being done to protect animals in this region. They had a chance to experience some local customs and traditions such as beading, dancing and Swahili lessons. They have interacted with local business people to find out how they are supporting Tanzania.
Most importantly the students have spent a lot of time at Maua school completing a range of tasks. Each student has had the opportunity to teach a year group while working cooperatively with students from 17 other Nord Anglia Education schools. Their challenge was to teach in the open air with no technology and few resources. The students were extremely successful in the delivery of their lessons, while the students of Maua school enjoyed their learning.
The other reason for visiting Maua school was to assist with renovation work. The students worked tirelessly to paint and redecorate classrooms for the students. Our fund raising effort also went towards fitting the classroom with windows and doors. Electricity was connected and the students now have lights in their classrooms. Leaking roofs have been repaired and dormitories for the borders repainted.
The students are looking forward to returning to school and informing our school community on, not only the differences we have made this week, but our plans to support Maua school in the future. Please watch this space for updates.