The Journey Begins
Karibu! Thanks for visiting our East African Internship Blog. It is an exciting time for us as Queen Elizabeth Scholars to acclimatize ourselves to the East African region. Currently, we have six interns working in partnership with Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam. We also have three interns working in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenyan interns … Continue reading The Journey Begins
As my time in Tanzania is coming to an end I thought it might be appropriate to reflect on my time here and how Dambisa Moyo’s book called “Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa” has influenced some of my thoughts. Having now lived in Dar es Salaam for about … Continue reading Tutaonana Tanzania
The interns took a trip to Zanzibar this weekend to immerse ourselves in the vibrancy and tranquility offered by the Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. Although known for it’s magnificent beaches, Zanzibar offers some cultural and historical wonders. We started our journey in the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, called … Continue reading Mambo Zanzibar!
Observed Cultural Differences in Dar es Salaam
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde As someone who’s "travel experience" prior to this internship consisted of leaving the resort in Mexico to walk across the street and buy inexpensive bottled water, I have been amazed by the cultural differences. … Continue reading Observed Cultural Differences in Dar es Salaam