It’s been quite some time since I last posted anything. I have now been in Tanzania for over 3 1/2 years and in my job for 3 of those. Time flies… One of the great organisations that I get to work with is this one, which has been featured on the UN Women global website.
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since the last entry in my blog. Plenty has happened and life has been busy. At the end of October 2013 I finished my time volunteering and started a paid contract with UN Women. That has now been extended until the end of this year. After […]
One of the events in the Dar social calendar is the annual Goat Races. This is a good excuse to dress up, drink and place bets on the various races. Plus it’s all for good causes. Nine local charities working with children with disabilities, orphans and women’s entrepreneurship are supported and nearly £50,000 was raised in […]
My blogging in the last few months has been somewhat irregular. The trip below I took quite some time ago. However, it’s a really interesting project and I want to keep a record what I’m doing, so here’s what I got up to. One of the main projects I am involved with is helping to address the […]
Tanzania has two rainy seasons – the short rains and the long rains. In Dar es Salaam the long rains run between March and May. This year, there’s been a proper rainy season, with plenty of heavy showers. Being at sea level with a distinct lack of drainage, everything gets waterlogged very quickly, which makes […]
In celebration of International Women’s Day and as part of their global gender campaign, VSO is featuring one of the projects I’m responsible for. It’s a great video so take a look… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo0UjhsLadY&feature=youtu.be
After a waiting a month for solar equipment to clear the port after being shipped from India, followed by a rather busy couple of days to sort out the allocation of solar equipment to the three villages in Lindi & Mtwara, I returned to southern Tanzania along with my boss and colleague to see what progress […]