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Nov 23, 2010 - First Day of New Placement for Melissa

After a week of struggling with the lack of organization in Bayoise, Melissa switched placements to teach English and French at Mivinjeni, a group of street artisans (16-29 year olds). Melissa spent the remainder of our time in Tanzania working with this placement.

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Tanzania CCS 2010

Nov 17, 2010 - Eid al-Kebir (Hajj)

When we arrived in Tanzania, Hajj was about to begin (November 14), which is the period of time set aside for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Tanzania, which is a majority Muslim country, celebrates several Muslim-calendar dates as national holidays, including Eid al-Kebir, which commemorates the moment when Abraham was about to sacrifice his son but God substituted a ram and which coincides with the last day of the pilgrimage. As such, all of our volunteer placements were shut down for the day. We visited the Zawose family during the...

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Tanzania CCS 2010

Nov 16, 2010 - First Day of Volunteering

We began our volunteer placements on our first Tuesday, having met with our organization's coordinators the day before. Jori worked at Mwasama Primary School teaching math to students of various levels. Melissa started out at Bayoice Youth Information Center to help them with some organizational planning as well as teaching English. Stay tuned to find out what happened there.

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Tanzania CCS 2010

Nov 14, 2010 - Orientation & Cultural Tour

On our first full day in the country, CCS walked us through various procedures and safety information before we headed out on a cultural tour of some of the surrounding sites. Bagamoyo is a very historical place because it was the main port through which the slave trade that was centered on Zanzibar headed out into the African countryside. It became the capital of the German colony, and then that of the British colony when they took over administration of colonial Tanzania following the First World War. The capital was later moved to Dar Es...

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Tanzania CCS 2010

Sep 3, 2005 - Bagamoyo via Dar Es Salaam

Here we are in a posh internet cafe down the street from our "hotel" Mary's Nice Place for Food and Shelter in Bagamoyo, which is about 80K North of Dar Es Salaam. We arrived yesterday morning in Dar, and thanks to Stephen and Capt. Lee were well rested having been upgraded on the flight to the "club" class. Upon arrival, after a short hesitation we ended up taking a cab to the city center and the tourist information office. The nice lady made several recommendations and advised us to the Scandinavian Express bus terminal to buy our...

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M and Z's Grand Tour



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