Heshima Camp, Tanzania
Nestled at the foot of Mount Meru and the Monduli hills, the Heshima Camp is ideal for School Trips in Tanzania. Situated in the heart of a local Maasai Community, the Heshima centre organises textile training for women and toddler play sessions for their children. The camp offers basic showers and toilets and a shaded dining area. Visitors will have the chance to learn how to make local dishes from the neighbouring Maasai, master the art of beading and will get the chance to help to run the childrens’ activities. There will be opportunities for sports matches against local teams and shared campfires and music sessions. Heshima works hard at organizing joint projects between local and visiting teams and in the past visitors have created films, books, music and dance with local students.Heshima is located in Kisongo, a rural village about 16km outside Arusha, in Northern Tanzania. This village largely serves the Maasai Community. Sadly, Maasai people often face discrimination and prejudice and find it difficult to get good jobs. Heshima is a local charity that provides support to the community by offering children a good start to life and school and offering mothers training and skills to enable them to make an income and become more independent. RVA is partnering with Heshima to provide opportunities for students from overseas to participate in various projects implemented by Heshima. You will learn more about Tanzania’s beautiful people and their strong culture, and make a contribution to their work and their children’s education. This is our base for school trips where we run all our adventure and wildlife safaris from!
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