In a few weeks 13 students from Atlantic College will travel to Tanzania. They will continue the work that was done in summer 2007.
The Tanzania Summer Project 2007 has been working with the Hananasif Orphanage Center (HOCET) in the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam. For three weeks, twelf Atlantic College students from all over the world worked together with the children from the HOCET.
The HOCET is a “is a faith-based, non-profit, development-oriented organization serving orphaned and underprivileged children in the city of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania” (visit the website). It consists of the City Center and the “Shamba” Center, which is located in the outskirts of the city.
Last year, the Tanzania Summer Project 2007 has helped the HOCET to build two classrooms for the Shamba Center. The aim is “a private primary and secondary boarding school through which HOCET could offer excellence in education and vocational training to orphans and vulnerable children from throughout the country”.
The Atlantic College students also gave the children of the HOCET lessons in different subjects as the Center is lacking of teachers. Additionally, they held presentations about their home countries, performed skits and gave lectures on important issues such as Hygiene and HIV/AIDS.
(written by: My Tra Dang (Germany/Vietman AC 07-09))
This year, the Tanzania Summer Project 2008 is going to continue the work at the City Center and the Shamba Center of the HOCET. The students plan to build two dormitories next to the two class rooms at the Shamba Center and they also want to give lessons, play sketches and initiave games with the children.
The students will regurlary report on the process of the project on:
- United World College Student Magazine -