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Reisverslag 'Don't climb it, drink it!' - Kilimanjaro beer
16 juli 2014
'Don't climb it, drink it!' - Kilimanjaro beer
Every member of AIESEC knows this sentence perfectly. Today we saw some interns passing by and the diverse group of cultures responded with the same sentence and enthusiasm 'WHAT'S UP??'.
So already a week has past but we're enjoying this country to the max! Last week we stayed at the AIESEC intern house in IFM where around 30 other international student were living. With only 3 europeans, a few girls from Mozambique and lots (AND LOTS) of asians, we never got bored in this house! Although there was no warm water and electricity sometimes not available, we really enjoyed to stay with all this amazing people!
On the first day of our arrival we had a meeting with the MC team and discussed our program for the next few weeks. We are setting up a LEAD program for all the interns in Tanzania, which means we offer all the LCs different trainings they could give to their interns, so they could really grow in every way during their stay here. After nights of preparing spreadsheets and translating our trainings, we finally finished the program and are ready to start! We could finally go to bed. And with just 2 houres of sleep we woke up screaming because our Phone alarms lived their own lifes and the flight to Kilimanjaro was not gonna wait for us... Eventually we were on time in our taxi. But after a half our drive the car was losing its speed. It ran out of petrol! Best day ever....But we still managed to get in the plain by time after our names were called through the entire airport. (oopsi) When we arrived in Kilimanjaro the first thing we noticed was the incredible landscape. After a meeting with the local board we went to the studenthouse.
The first training we gave was a goalsetting one, as most interns just arrived here. In addition to the LEAD program, the MC and us are organizing a global village event on the 9th of August in Dar es Salaam. During this event, all the different nationalities of the interns will be represented and we'll exchange experiences and cultures. A big challenge we are super excited to take on!
In Moshi they have two AIESEC projects called: Kilikids and Afrikids. Today we went to the kilikids project and it was such an amazing experience. It was much different from the other projects we have been in because we did not have to teach. We helped the small staff with washing the dishes, clothing and entertaining the little 'toto's'. Shwalian word for baby. (YESSS our swhahilian vocabulair is getting better!!)
Tomorrow we are going to do a lot of trips. We are going to (try) to do a waterfall hike..That is going to be fun with the crutches! We're also visiting a museum, traditional market and watch how coffee is made.
Oo and not to forget; we are going to pick up our new shirts on Friday! We bought this beautiful african fabric called 'Kitenge'. If it is gonna work out we will take them with us!!!
Vitaflo starting a business??!
Now we are going to drink the Kilimanjaro (water not beer)since Evita is not really able to climb it..
Lots of love,
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17 juli 2014 11:01 | Door: c van der meulen
Met interesse jullie verslag gelezen. Jullie zijn wel heel actief. Make the most of it!!! maar dat doen jullie al. Alles prima hier. prachtige zomer en geniet van de golf en uitstapjes naar het strand met lekker eten op het terras en de zon onder zien gaan. gisteren avond naar theater de la mar geweest met een etentje daar vooraf. Bedscenes. het was hilarisch. Veerl liefs en wees voorzichtig. Oma