I was impressed with the amount of information covered in the HIV/AIDS Education Program, and the inclusion of nutrition education which is a necessary component of HIV/AIDS education. The activities proved to be especially helpful in teaching the information. One game that still stands out in my mind is “Elephants & Lions” which was well received by every community I worked with. After conducting the HIV/AIDS Education training in Engalawoni, the villagers personally thanked us (the volunteers and counterparts) for the training session and stated that they were honored we came to their village to share knowledge with them. I was touched by their gratitude and felt that GSC’s program truly made a difference in their lives.
The two-week day camp proved to be an exceptional experience during my stay in Tanzania. Spending two-weeks with the students allowed time to establish relationships with the students and cover a vast amount of information. The school’s teachers encouraged our work and helped to answer general questions I had about Tanzania’s education system. I think the most fantastic part of the day camp was sharing this time with the students. We were not just teachers, we were role models there to share a very important message. The graduation ceremony at the end of camp was awesome! I think the students enjoyed performing for us just as much as we enjoyed watching.
Mary S., Tanzania Integrated Program