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My Amazing Journey to Tanzania


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  • 1. My Amazing Journey to Tanzania The trip I never Imagined by Samuel Brathwaite
  • 2. The continent of Africa and a map of Tanzania are provided for context – The trip from California to Tanzania is approximately 20 hours in the air; Arusha is approximately 300 miles from Dar es Salaam; Zanzibar is approximately 60 miles off the coast from Dar es Salaam; and, the Tarangire National Park is a 3 hour drive from Arusha; Shinda Village is on the outskirts of Arusha Tarangire National Park
  • 3. Sign Leading to the Shinda Basic School – note the motto at the bottom of the sign
  • 4. The Shinda Basic School view of the eastern side of the school looking towards the southwest
  • 5. View of the southern side of the school looking towards the north – Mr. Moshi stand proudly in front of his school
  • 6. Additional Class Rooms on the western side of the property
  • 7. The school kitchen
  • 8. Inside one of the class rooms in the building on the northern section of the property
  • 9. Class room in the building on the eastern side of the property
  • 10. Students greeting me with a song
  • 11. Cross Section of the families, very interested in their children development
  • 12. Community immediately northwest of the school
  • 13. Community immediately northeast of the school
  • 14. The neighborhood
  • 15. Water is a scarce resource in Arusha, many of the rural communities fetch water on a daily basis as running water is not readily available
  • 16. Drill rig setting up to drill water well
  • 17. Drilling crew
  • 18. Cuttings used to log boring
  • 19. Water encountered at approximately 100 feet below ground surface
  • 20. All reports indicate that the well is producing abundant clean fresh water 8/30/2013
  • 21. Students look on eagerly as the drilling penetrated the aquifer unit
  • 22. Victor’s sisters and niece and the home where he grew up in Shinda
  • 23. Victor visiting with his 96 year old grandmother in Kilimanjaro
  • 24. Life in Kilimanjaro
  • 25. Tarangire National Park - Wilder beasts and Impalas in their natural habitat
  • 26. Tarangire National Park - Elephants in their natural habitat
  • 27. Tarangire National Park - Giraffes in their natural habitat
  • 28. Dar es Salaam Sky Line – Capital of Tanzania – photo taken from the Indian Ocean
  • 29. Ferry shuttling between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar
  • 30. The Island of Zanzibar
  • 31. Zanzibar is well known for its spices – here is a photograph of a spice farm
  • 32. Former slave transshipment point on Zanzibar
  • 33. Church built on grounds where slaves were assembled prior to transshipment – the church is approximately 130 years old – Slavery was abolished in 1873 – this is now considered sacred ground
  • 34. Photograph shows exactly how the slaves were brought to the assembly ground – the chains in this photograph are the exact chains that were used on the slaves
  • 35. Former slave dungeon used to house slaves prior to shipment – this unit typically housed 50 to 75 slaves, there was no lighting and little ventilation and standing room, many slaves died before being shipped
  • 36. Victor and Sam at Dar es Salaam International Airport on our way back from Zanzibar