Our volunteer Janina from Switzerland, who had worked at Pippi House few weeks ago, wrote a review about her experience with Projects Overland. We thank her for the kind words!
WOW – I had an absolutely amazing time in an absolutely beautiful country, Tanzania, and will never forget my time with the people I met there. I like to recommend to everyone, who likes to help children and women, who don’t have the possibility to go to school, have parents, a family or just a save home. So please, don’t hesitate and open your mind to travel to Africa and make an unforgettable experience for your life. It was wonderful to work with all those beautiful people, who were so grateful to me and wanted to show me a new culture, a different life-style and just to make me feel like home. I will miss you and I will never forget this time. Thank you very much, asante sana, vielen dank!!!
Our office emails are finally working again!
We are looking forward to hear from you!
Have a good start into the new week :-)
You don’t want to stay in a host family, but prefer living with other volunteers? No problem! We have a volunteer hostel in Arusha, which is close to our office and has good security. The house is divided into two apartments for five to ten volunteers each. It has a small, very green garden where you can relax and enjoy the Tanzanian sunshine. Inside there is a living room where you can sit together and watch TV or talk about your experiences, a kitchen with all important utensils, and of course bed- and bathrooms.
It is always two to four people per room. The beds have a mosquito net to protect you from insects and you have a small shelf and wardrobe for your personal stuff. The two bathrooms are both spacious and have a shower / bath tub, a mirror, toilet and a shelf for towels etc. The area around is really safe and you walk only few minutes to the main road where you find the dala dala (small mini bus) stop to the city center and other directions. There are also some nice restaurants and small supermarkets in a walking distance. Plus our office! So if you have problems or questions, you can come to consult us anytime. But there is also someone at the hostel who takes care for you, cleans the house and gives her best to make you feel home.
See photos on our website: http://www.projectsoverland.org/volunteer-hostel
Unfortunately we have a problem with our email server since Tuesday morning – we somehow don’t receive any emails and can’t send also.. so please call us or send a Facebook message!
We hope the problem will be fixed soon!
Sorry for the inconvenience!
Today it was Janina’s last day with us! She is going to spend some few days in Zanzibar now before she goes back to Switzerland.
It was a great time with her and she also enjoyed volunteering at Pippi House. We will miss her a lot!
And another goodbye! Chris, one of our Swahili students, is leaving Tanzania. Her Swahili is perfect now and we hope to see her again next year :-)
Our volunteer Alex left last week – back to the US. He was absolutely happy about his internship at the African Court and we already miss him!
On Saturday we were hiking to the Mount Meru waterfalls!
We? That were our volunteers Alex and Janina, Projects Overland staff member Katharina and our guide Nico.
It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed a lot.
View over Arusha
Our volunteer Alex and Janina (left and right) with guide Nico in the middle
Today our volunteer Anne-Emmanuelle from France started her work in Pippi House! :-) She will join for some months and is really looking forward to this experience.