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!
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!