Since 2014, the British International School of Boston has sent a group of students to Tanzania each winter to volunteer at a primary school, helping to improve the school's facilities. The trip is organized by Nord Anglia Education, a global family of more than 40 international schools, and brings the Boston students together with more than 100 other students from around the world to complete this service work.
In 2015, the British International School of Boston expanded their work in Tanzania's Natron region, working with a Maasai village school and other local organizations to develop a sustainable garden (allotment known as a bustani) at the school. The garden has continued to grow since then, and serves as a vital educational tool for the village and surrounding communities.
A new group of Boston students return to Tanzania in March 2016 to continue the work significantly expand the bustani site to a 4 acre farm (shamba). A test drip-irrigation system was also added to the original garden/bustani site.
In March 2017 BISB students returned again to Tanzania. The focus for 2016 was on expanding irrigation into the 4 acre farm site.
During March 2018 a new group from BISB returned to Natron and continue work at the farm to help stabilize the food supply and further develop the site; including employing a second Farm Manager.