On 21 April 2023, 12 students and 3 members of staff from various Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) flew to Tanzania to meet the team from Challenges Abroad.
Challenges Abroad is a programme which is part of the Future Sense Foundation, a registered charity that supports community development in some of the poorest regions of the world.
Aligned with the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, it is committed to implementing long-term programmes with a specific focus on education, health, and livelihood support.
Upon arrival at the Arusha airport the students met with the Challenges Abroad team who took them around the local area showing them the nearby sites of interest.
Over the next fortnight, as well as discovering Tanzania, the RuTC students developed and delivered workshops for the local school children, of Arusha River primary school.
Arusha River primary school has over 1000 students and only 15 teachers so the arrival of RuTC students to lend a hand was very welcome.
The RuTC students worked hard during their two-week placement at Arusha River primary school, teaching English to students, as well as playing games, delivering various lessons, and supporting teaching staff with their classes.
On the weekends, the students visited cultural centres, libraries, coffee plantations, local markets and more.
Overall, they had a well-rounded experience in Tanzania, balancing work and leisure to ensure a great time was had.
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