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Prepping for India 2017!

Preparations for India 2017 in full swing. We’re heading off with a stunning team. We plan to go to Dehradun as per normal to continue to grow and encourage the work there. Then we are planning to do a recce to a new project in Darjeeling.  It is very exciting for us as we move … Continue reading Prepping for India 2017!

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Upcoming 2017 Trips: India + Uganda, Nepal, Papua New Guinea

In 2017, we’ll need a full RATA team to join us in India, continuing our ongoing teaching support. At this stage, it may be for the last time as our friends in India are doing great. For this 2017 trip, we’d love to see teachers from all schools – secondary, primary and preschool – join … Continue reading Upcoming 2017 Trips: India + Uganda, Nepal, Papua New Guinea

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India Trip: July 2016

INDIA – July 2016  India trip dates: July 2nd – July 14th/17th, 2016.  Join us on our 6th trip to India in 2016 to run a large teacher conference at The Torchbearers Center in Dehradun.  It’ll cost approximately $3000-4000, and we need 5-9 awesome NZ teachers to join us. We will be again at the … Continue reading India Trip: July 2016

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Part 5: Equipping a future generation

As the end of the week grew closer, our time in Arusha was growing to a bittersweet close. In many ways, a little bit longer stay would be great, in others; many of us were looking forward to home and loved ones, as well as some home comforts. Our teachers continued to observe and work … Continue reading Part 5: Equipping a future generation

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Part 4: Library #2 and teaching in Arusha

The next stop for RATA was back to Arusha to work at Joshua School. Our team of NZ teachers went to observe and work with some of the school’s teachers, working alongside them to bring new skills, planning and other interactive ideas for the students. There’s a different atmosphere at this school, a real sense of … Continue reading Part 4: Library #2 and teaching in Arusha

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Part 3: Joshua School in Magugu, Days 4-6

We fall into a regular pattern of village life in Magugu, walking 2km to school each morning at 7am through the little brick huts scattered in the village area. The morning walks are enjoyable as the weather is cooler, the sandy ground not too dusty and it’s a great way to start the day in … Continue reading Part 3: Joshua School in Magugu, Days 4-6

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Part 2: Joshua School in Magugu, Days 1-3

Our first week of work at Joshua School started with introductions with the staff and a tour through the classes during a tea break. The RATA teachers paired off with their partner teachers, ready to observe and work alongside them. The library workers set off to the back of the school to tackle the container … Continue reading Part 2: Joshua School in Magugu, Days 1-3

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Part 1: Arriving in Arusha, Tanzania

Our first taste of Tanzania was through the dirty windows of an old 20-odd seater bus, that hurtled along the dusty, bumpy roads giving us sneak peaks of the landscape from the almost full moon shining down from a clear sky. The RATA team arrived late at the guest house in Arusha after a long … Continue reading Part 1: Arriving in Arusha, Tanzania

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Tanzania

In 2011, we made our first visit to Magugu in Tanzania. This little village is about 3 hours drive from Arusha, and very close to Tarangerie National Park. Magugu is a town known locally as the place that has no water – there is a village well that has a limited supply and holes in … Continue reading Tanzania

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India

6 Schools with 700 pupils. The schools are in the Himalaya foothills and in the slums of large urban areas. They exist to provide education to those children who would not have access to state schools. Some children walk three hours to attend school, and then they walk home, in the cold air of the … Continue reading India

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