Building a library in Tanzania Part V – Looking back…and to the future

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Rate our ReviewsOn 29th July 2016 we returned from Tanzania having achieved what we’d set out to do. Most obviously, of course, we’d finished a library for the kids of the KYGN School, who were now able to read, borrow and access 1000 books between them – something they could only have dreamed about for […]

Building a library in Tanzania Part IV The Grand Opening and farewell

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Rate our ReviewsWe only had one day left with all the kids still at the school and the paint was still drying on the walls and we were not at all ready to run the fun activities we’d promised to. It was looking increasingly like we wouldn’t be able to experience the much-anticipated buzz of […]

Tanzania Building and Working on the library

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Rate our ReviewsTanzania…Rising bright and early for our first day at the KYGN School, and it was time to get down to proper work. The building itself was already up: more often than not, people look surprised when I tell them this was the case. But the simple fact is, the library building itself could […]

Building a library in Tanzania Part II Arrival at KYGN

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Rate our ReviewsSo after two years of build-up, the time to visit the KYGN (Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need) School had finally arrived. We flew in to Nairobi in Kenya, and after an overland journey and overnight stay in nearby Moshi – a town best known as the base from which intrepid hikers climb Mt […]

Building a library in Kilimanjaro,Tanzania Part I – Why we did it

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Rate our ReviewsWarning – This post contains information which some may find upsetting…. ‘They all look so happy’. A common observation from many of us from the ‘first world’ who have encountered children in third world countries, and one that always holds true. Our girls all had big smiles on their faces; when I turned […]