Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Western Michigan Christian trip to Tanzania - 2016

We just got done hosting a team from Western Michigan Christian High School. They're actually probably in the air somewhere, arriving home to the USA in a few hours. I thought I'd share what our schedule looked like while they were here. We kept them very busy, but wanted to fit in as much as possible during their trip. 

We have another group coming in 3 weeks time! They will have a different schedule than below, but some of the elements will be the same. 

Saturday, May 14
9:05pm                             Arrive Dar Es Salaam
                                             Orientation - cultural rules, expectations (if not too tired)
Sunday, May 15
7:30am                             Rise & Shine, Breakfast
8:15am                             Leave for Church - help set up for church
9:30am                             Worship at God's Tribe Church
11:30am                          Help pack up church
12:30pm                          Lunch & pack 
2:30pm                             Leave for Mikumi  (dinner at Tan-Swiss)

Monday, May 16
6:00am                             Breakfast
6:30am                             SAFARI – Mikumi National Park
3:30pm                             Leave for Dar
 Tuesday, May 17
7:00am                             Breakfast
8:00am                             Mbezi Chapel Preschool - teach lesson, craft, game, songs
10:30am                          Nuru Center - working with adults with disabilities
2:15pm                             Karama - learn about Gretchen's position with Karama
3:30pm                             Sala Sala kids club - help with the volunteers who lead this club
6:30pm                             Dinner & Debrief                       

Wednesday, May 18
7:00am                             Rise & Shine, Breakfast
8:00am                             Mbezi Chapel Preschool - teach lesson, craft, game, songs
10:00am                          Visit some Karama artisans: Mabinti, Africraft, Nzito
6:00pm                             Dinner at home
7:00pm                             Life Group - our church small group 

Thursday, May 19
7:45am                             Primary Assembly
8:10am                             Mbezi Chapel Preschool - teach lesson, craft, game, songs
10:30am                          Wamama Kahawa - learn about this small business
11:30pm                          Lunch @ HOPAC Snack Bar
12:00pm                          Grade 2 - plan teacher party
12:30pm                          Go through donations for the orphange
1:15pm                             Assist a service Learning class at HOPAC
2:30pm                             Fish Market 
5:00pm                             Home to change
6:30pm                             Dinner at Addis in Dar

Friday, May 20
9:00am                             Leave for city center : Hindu Temple visits
1:00pm                             Lunch on Kisutu street
2:00pm                             Textiles market/Sokoni/purchase ferry tickets                  
6:30pm                             Dinner  

Saturday, May 21
7:15am                             Rise & Shine, breakfast
8:15am                             Meet at HOPAC, head to Green Pastures Orphanage
12:30pm                          Lunch
3:45pm                             Ferry departs for Zanzibar

Sunday, May 22
8:00am                             English worship @ Christ Church Cathedral
                                            Zanzibar tour: stone town, slavery memorial sites, etc
3:45pm                             Ferry departs for Dar              
6:00pm                             Arrive in Dar - home for dinner

Monday, May 23
8:00am                             Pack 
10:00am                           Kunduchi Beach   
3:15pm                             Home to shower & finish packing
5:00pm                             Early Dinner
5:30pm                             Leave for airport

10:20pm                          Depart Dar es Salaam