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ITB students return after successful volunteer trip to Tanzania

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7/5/2013 10:33:13 AM


ITB students have just returned from their hugely successful annual volunteer trip to Tanzania in Africa. The 17 students were from our Sports Management and Coaching, Business and Social and Community Development courses.
The volunteers worked on a number of different projects over their 2 working weeks, which included a street kid's project, a nearby detention centre for girls and boys, a nursery school, an orphanage and also coached the local football team.
Their roles included teaching basic and advanced English, Grammar and Mathematics, engaging with the kids and implementing recreational activities to bring some fun and colour to the projects.



Each of the volunteer groups finished off their respective projects by providing the people that work and live there out with some much needed goods, services and resources. These items included maize seed, corn seen, chicken feed, 20 chickens, a new cooking stove, stationery good (copies, pencils, colouring books, maths copies, etc.)



The volunteers had a great time outside of their volunteering projects and at the weekend could take in the local culture and embrace the amazing backdrops that Tanzania had to offer. They enjoyed weekend trips to the natural hot spring (water heated from the earth), visited one of Tanzania's natural waterfalls, and even managed to enjoy a 2 day safari to visit Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro crater, where wild animals, including elephants, lions, giraffes, black rhinos and baboons to name a few, naturally roam the panoramic landscapes.
This year, a number of small fundraising initiatives were held on campus and the whole college got behind the students to raise much needed funds for this trip.



Our students who volunteered in Africa include Lorna Osborne-Ryan, Fiona Kiely, Louise Andrews, Karen Lambe, Keith Byrne, Conall Walsh, Stephanie Sheridan, Keith Mc Namara, Karen Lew, Rebecca Haughon, Darragh Mc Gill, Sinead Byrne, Sarah Lambe, John Harrington, Jane Lowe, Adam Crowther, Andrew Grehan.
ITB in Africa


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