Travels with my Art

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Teaching Underprivileged Tanzanian children to Swim – Moja, Mbili, Tatu,Jump! 

There is nothing more fun than jumping into a swimming pool with your friends – and this is the moment nearly 30 boys jumped into the water together.

The photo was taken during the last Saturday School session of the year at the school I have worked for the last couple of years in Mwanza, Tanzania.

Many of the students have been attending the voluntary education programme for a number of months now, and in addition to improving their English, maths and football skills they have been overcoming their fear of water and learning to swim.

Believe it or not, some of these students were too scared to put their heads underwater, but now fear has been replaced by fun. 

One, two three… or in Kiswahili – Moja, Mbili, Tatu …………….

 

Saturday School students jumping into the pool together at the last session of the year at Isamilo International School in Mwanza, Tanzania. 

Saturday School students jumping into the pool together at the last session of the year at Isamilo International School in Mwanza, Tanzania.

Here are some of the students at the start of the year, starting with the basics in swimming.

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15 Comments

  1. Stefano Scheda August 13, 2016

    Nice choice for this challenge, Ali.

  2. Tina Schell August 13, 2016

    Definitely FUN! Excellent choice for this week’s challenge.

  3. Anonymous August 13, 2016

    What a fitting end to the fantastic work you’ve done there Ali! Xxx

  4. arv! August 13, 2016

    Perfect for WPC fun

  5. Anonymous August 14, 2016

    I wasn’t intending to be anonymous! Your old pal, Tash xxxx

    • alidunnell August 14, 2016

      Tash! Of course someone had to be you. All good here – just adjusting to the heat and whiffs that go with hot weather! Much love dear old friend. Ali xxx

  6. stickymangorice December 7, 2016

    Love the jumping photo!

  7. techieknowledge17 September 12, 2017

    too much fun. Love to see the kids enjoy it 🙂

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