Tanzania is one of the most incredible countries I’ve ever been to; not only is the wildlife and landscape amazing, but we also fell in love with the people when we did some volunteer work in Moshi.
Every afternoon we would make our way through the fields to Swiwsco Orphanage, where we helped look after the children and played with them until we were all exhausted. The boys all loved Alex, one of very few male volunteers, who played football with them and taught them some tricks.
Towards the end of our time at the orphanage, the kids all drew big letters on bits of paper and held them up in the air to create the words “Thank you from Swiwsco”. We all took photos and these were sent to all the volunteers and sponsors who had helped the children and the orphanage in some way.
Although we weren’t there for anywhere near as long as I would have liked, it was wonderful just to see the huge smiles on the children’s’ faces when we turned up to play with them. Tanzania will always be somewhere close to my heart thanks to the wonderful children at Swiwsco.