Phase 3: Allocations for the final phase of Tanzania, Spring 2015…

30th March 2015

  Changeover for the end of Phase 2 was a fast turnaround for our venturers and volunteer manager teams. Arriving back into our training base in Morogoro on Friday morning, they would be deploying out less than 48 hours later, ready for the final phase of expedition activities. The energy, despite the long journeys back, was high and the mood noticeably buoyant among the groups with friendships renewed from the first phase and plenty of stories to trade from the past few weeks. The field base team, led by Deputy Operations Manager (DOM) Sue, were ready to handle the arrivals admin, kit return and reissue; in particular the logistics team of Dan, Sally, and Gail whose hard work behind the scenes has kept our groups in everything from toilet paper to porridge oats while out on site. Friday afternoon was time for the venturers to catch up with messages from home, do washing, and generally have a few hours to themselves before the next day when they would meet their new groups, pick up new kit, and pack once more for their final phase.   It’s all change on the volunteer manager teams too as we send out two groups on leadership training to the highlands of Iringa and the Tanga region, both with stunning scenery and plenty of opportunity to challenge our venturers. There is a final push to finish the WASH project in Miganga and to leave the ECD project at Chibe in a strong position for our next expedition groups to come in and finish it over the summer. Over the next few days we will bring you updates on Phase 2 from our groups, along with a feature on the conclusion of our school kitchen project in Bassadowish before Saraya and I head back out to the project sites. So, let’s take a look at the teams for the final phase of the Spring expedition:   First up are the team heading to Project Chibe: Phasethree-001 Back Row: Alex, Gegas, George, Jacqui, Michael, Poel, Emily Front Row: John, Mike, Maggie, Jenny (VM/Medic), Emi (VM), Emma (VM) Next is our team heading to Miganga under the aegis of Mama Sylvia: Phasethree-002 From L-R: Steph, Akeem, Jessie, Mhairi, Beth (VM), Sylvia (VM), Janeth (VM), Happiness, Erin, Tevin, Helene Our first trekking group is heading to Iringa: Phasethree-003 Back Row: Salehe, Anne, Thomas, Sukuzi, Jamie, Tara, Nadine Front Row: Jasper, Mabel, Vicky (VM), Lisa (VM/Medic), Sarah (VM/Medic), Tom (VM), Ryan And finally it is our group heading to Tanga for the second of our treks: Phasethree-004 L-R: John, Anna, Will, Gareth, Ella, Paul (VM), Zoe (VM/Medic), Ed, George, Tasha, Jane, Robert We are all excited for the final few weeks of this incredible experience and wish each of our teams a very enjoyable and successful final phase. As usual the field base team, including Saraya and myself will be out and about checking in with the groups along the way.