my safe return back from my world challenge expedition in
Southern Tanzania, I would once again like to say a big
thank you to all those that helped and supported me to raise
all the funds to get there.
walked into what instantly felt like a large family as the
people of Tanzania welcomed me and my team so warmly. The
people of Tanzania were very friendly and keen to help us
with any problems we had as a team. (They might not have
as much as we do, but they do have something that to me
puts this country to shame for many people (Rioters). They
have the gift of loving one another and caring for one another
like a big family which I believe is something we should
learn to have more of within this country.
the first few days of our journey we set up our blue tents
within a beautiful camp site in the village of Kilwamosoko
where we explored their local market which was interesting
to go around as we tasted coconut juice straight from the
coconut and discovered many unique spices some of the locals
on to our next part of our journey, we went to Masasi, where
we went to do our project work at Mtapika. I took part in
a gardening task here of making them 6 vegetable patches
while another group of people from my team went to complete
a world map painting on their new science block wall, placing
a red mark where we lived (England) and another red mark
to colour where Tanzania was upon the large map.
our stay at our linked school, we got the chance to get
to know a group of students from the school in terms of
what it was like to go to a school within the country. Once
our project work was complete, we set off to our 5 day trek
up the Livingstone Mountains where we walked a 12k distance
per day, reaching our height goal of 2,000 feet up the mountain.
We completed the trek by midday on Saturday after beginning
our trek on Monday evening. We saw outstanding scenery from
below us which took my breath away.
the final part of my expedition, we went on a 2 day safari
in the Ruha National Park on the outskirts of a big town
called Iringa. During the safari, we encountered Zebras,
Antelope, Baboons, Lion cubs and Hippos. We also came across
many unique breeds of birds like Toucans and Hawks.
the expedition gave me a life changing experience which
I thoroughly recommend to all young people that may get
the opportunity. I would like to thank my school, St. Mary's
in Lugwardine and the teachers for making this experience
you for your letter. I am so pleased that you not only enjoyed
your visit to Tanzania but that you also found it to be
a life changing experience. It is all too easy for people
to take things for granted when they have everything, until
they meet people from a whole different world who appreciate
the bare necessities.