Conducting the survey has given these folks valuable experience. Participating in the developmental process is huge and they are gonna be the ones that lead the rest of the village to make their own lives better in the years to come.
Kwa sababu maisha magumu October 20th 2011 It took a helluva lot longer than I thought, but the survey has been completed. Actually, the survey itself was done probably about a month ago, but translating all the Swahili surveys (about 500 in total) into English and then complying all the data took me a few more weeks to finish. We also decided to make up T-shirts for the volunteers, and of course that took a lot longer than expected due to ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Shinyanga Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
I am 27 years old and am travelling for the first time overseas. I arrived in Tanzania a week ago and will be volunteering in Shinyanga for a total of 5 months. At the end of October I will be going to India for 3 weeks, then back to Shinyanga to continue my volunteer work. Before I go back home to Canada I would also like to see other parts of East Africa if time and money allow. I fly back home mid January.... full info