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I will be flying out to Tanzania for 3 months from the 15th Feb to 10th May. When I am in Tanzania I will be mainly in a Primary School working with disabled children. This will be in a south western region near Mbeya by Lake Malawi.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Iringa-Safari-Katumba

I have been rather busy since I last wrote so I shall try to give you a brief summary of my travels! I continued working in Iringa hospital for two weeks and then stayed with a very nice English family who have a farm just outside of Iringa. From there I arranged a safari to Ruaha National Park with another guy and had a fantastic time there. The lodge we stayed in was amazing and it was all very beautiful-the manager is called Ethan and after chatting to him for a while we realised that he had stayed with us in our house in Dar es Salaam on a school trip about 9 years ago and that we had also been in Mombassa with them! Also met Matteo, an Italian on the day I left who is working in Mbeya for the company my dad used to work for!
After leaving Ruaha last friday I stayed in Iringa until sunday and had an crazy night on Sat at Ruaha Disco with volunteers working for SPW! Travelled down to Mbeya on Sunday with Matteo and stayed with him for a couple of nights before coming here to Katumba to the school.
I arrived in Katumba feeling very anxious. Everyday I have been going into the school to the physio room . There are over 90 disabled children who board at the school. I have been rather disconcerted with the conditions here. Next week I am planning to tidy and paint the Physio room with the childrens help and see about having shelves or cupboards made for the children to have somewhere to keep some of their things. It is now the easter holidays for most of the children although the disabled stay here for the whole time. so I will be coming in to attempt to offer some entertainment!
I did say this would be brief so i do apologise for going on so much! hope you are all well
Take care

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