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Old Palace students with young people in Tanzania

Old Palace of John Whitgift joins forces with the Livingstone Tanzania Trust.

After a busy year of fundraising for their charity partner, the Livingstone Tanzania Trust, a fantastic team of Year 10 and 11 Old Palace students visited the project in the village of Gendi in northern Tanzania in July.  Their goal was to begin construction on a new block of girls’ toilets for the primary school which will help to enable girls to attend school regularly.

For two weeks, the girls stayed in the village of Gendi, where they learnt how to lay bricks and cook over open fires. They spent their time at the local primary school working with children in classrooms, and managed to overcome language barriers by learning some Swahili to communicate with the children.  

The team did a splendid job and earned the respect of the local builders and community with their hardworking attitude.

Project Leader, Ms. Richards, said: “It was a once in a lifetime experience for us all, and we learned so much whilst living with the local community”.

The Livingstone Tanzania Trust (LTT) is a registered charity in England and Wales operating in the Babati District of the Manyara Region in Tanzania. They facilitate social, economic and environmental change at the grass roots level in northern Tanzania by listening and then addressing the education and enterprise needs of the community. Find out more.

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