Every Friday, Give a Heart To Africa volunteers visit one or two of our students in their home, meet their family, share a meal, learn about each others’ lives….it makes for a wonderful and unique cultural exchange.
Typically we walk to the student’s neighbourhood before 10am (on average 30 minute walk) and bring a gift with us (bread, sugar and tea) as it is customary in Tanzania. Our students often offer us tea and chapati, some even prepare a full meal.
Most Tanzanians live in one or two room accommodation, cook and bathe outside. Many do not have electricity or running water. But the little they have, they are willing to share. They help their neighbours, take care of each others children and truly live as a community. And they are kind enough to let us into their lives