Mambo, Mwanza!

I was in Mwanza, Tanzania for six months and what an amazing six months it was!

I worked in the Tampere-Mwanza project where I helped primary and secondary schools  build and maintain compost pits to make fertilizers to fertilize the crops and trees in the school grounds. As well as giving me more knowledge about composting, the internship allowed me to get familiar with the working and living environment in Tanzania (I’m Tanzanian but grew up in Finland, so I jumped at the opportunity to be in the country for more than a holiday!), as well as meet great new people and make lifelong friends.

Tanzania is a pretty comfortable country to visit in Africa; it’s safe, it’s affordable and most people speak English. It’s also a great place to visit if you like warm weather, good food, nature and beaches!

With students from Mabatini school after making the compost
With students from Mabatini school after making the compost
Teachers of Buhongwa secondary school taking mental notes as we make the compost
Teachers of Buhongwa secondary school taking mental notes as we make the compost
Mwanza is located on the south banks of Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical lake
Mwanza is located on the south banks of Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake
Spending time with friends by the lake
Spending time with friends by the lake
One of my favourite dishes in Mwanza - paneer sizzler
One of my favourite dishes in Mwanza – paneer sizzler
These monkeys were always dropping by where I lived :)
These monkeys were always dropping by where I lived 🙂
Visiting Azra beach in Dar es Salaam during Easter
Visiting Azra beach in Dar es Salaam during Easter
Walking on the beaches of Zanzibar...
Walking on the beaches of Zanzibar…

 

The experience opened my eyes to all the business opportunities in waste management in Tanzania, and I look forward for more work experience as an environmental engineer there in the future!

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