Wow what an adventure! I can honestly say that this was a life changing experience for myself and all of our students and staff involved. This humbling opportunity allowed us to exchange knowledge, skills and understanding of the World we live in with indigenous peoples, local charities, and peers. From this we gained a greater understanding of how we can embed Service to others as part of our role as Global Citizens and how we can take this experience as a catalyst to create positive change in the future.
Students were participating in 2 main service projects, Seaway based in Arusha and the Natron Project working with the Masai tribes 6 hours drive away on Lake Natron. Our students alongside other students from our Nord Anglia family (Prague/Mexico/Houston and Switzerland) were taking part in school renovation, family sustainability through building goat sheds and permaculture projects. Miss Martine, Mr Will and Mr Roo led groups on the Seaway project whilst Miss Lisa was at Lake Natron with her group.
I was so proud to see how amazing our students are in another environment working alongside other schools. It was noted of how polite, thoughtful, helpful and supportive our students are during project work when conversing with local people, charities, staff and peers.