30
Aug

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Thank you and goodbye to our fantastic summer volunteers

Thank you and goodbye to our fantastic summer volunteers

Our Tanzania Volunteer Manager, Francesca, sums up the summer programme and thanks all of our volunteers on behalf of everyone at READ: And so, this summers project is over! After three weeks of hard work, negotiation, team meetings, training, painting, refurbishment, sorting books and writing budgets, our volunteers completed their tasks and were able to finish (on time […]

27
Aug

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The quirks of living and working in Tanzania

The quirks of living and working in Tanzania

  Team Mlingano (Jake, Amy, Tim, Anna, Mganga and Kigosi) have spent 3 weeks renovating the library at Mlingano Secondary School, Tanga. Here they share their experiences of the quirks of living and working in Tanzania.   1) No matter how full a daladala is, you can always fit more people onto it. Taking a daladala […]

23
Aug

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Pippa becomes a productivity ninja

Pippa becomes a productivity ninja

  Pippa Smith is currently interning at READ International through the Student Hubs Ethical Internship Scheme. I arrived at READ 4 weeks ago, uninitiated in the ways of the Productivity Ninja and with to-do lists longer than a samurai sword. Like many people, stress makes me unproductive, limiting the amount of time and energy I […]

16
Aug

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‘The transformation begins!’

The transformation begins!

  Nicola Cheeseman is currently on our volunteering programme in Tanzania, creating a library in Mtama Secondary School, Lindi. Here are some extracts from her blog, which can be read in full at http://nicolainafrica.blogspot.co.uk/   Mtama Secondary School. 08/08/13 Our secondary school is small but very cute. It is made up of a collection of one-storey buildings […]

12
Aug

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‘This is the best present these children have ever received’

This is the best present these children have ever received

  Amani Manyelezi regularly collects donated books from our office in Dar es Salaam to take to primary and secondary schools near his home town in Dodoma. Here he tells us about delivering them to Norini Secondary School: A beautiful day started with boxes of books unloaded from a truck at Norini Secondary School. This was followed […]

07
Aug

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Halfway through interning for READ

Halfway through interning for READ

  Pippa Smith is about to go into her final year studying History at the University of Cambridge. She is interning with READ International for six weeks as part of the Student Hubs Ethical Internship Scheme. Here she tells us about her experiences so far: Hi everyone! I’m Pippa and I’m now at the halfway point in my […]

01
Aug

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Hello from Sunaina!

Hello from Sunaina!

Sunaina Sethi has just graduated from the University of Warwick in History and Sociology. She is interning at READ in the UK for 12 weeks as a Project Coordinator. Here she tells us about her experiences so far: Hello everyone, my name is Sunaina and I am currently interning at READ as a Project Coordinator. […]