ADIMIS project group travelled to Tanzania

25. Oct. 2022

The ADIMIS project group led by Dr. László Szabó travelled to Tanzania again from the end of August to mid-September 2022. This time with a group of students and teachers from Burger Roland Grammar School who wanted to make a thoroughly prepared contribution as part of the "One World" project. Volunteers from Germany, Poland, Romania and Hungary joined them to further perfect the school project in Karao. There were many tasks to be accomplished this year: The cooperation with the local church leadership and the project management were to be restructured, a solar system installed, the medical centre completed and the school building renovated. The school in Karao also received teaching support from the participants of the project group. The "young teachers" are students from the 10th and 12th classes of the Roland-Gymnasium in Burg. Two of the girls arranged the music lessons with the ukuleles they had brought along, sang and played with the children, who used the instruments with enthusiasm and accompanied the singing after a short time. Others taught geography using a world map they had brought along, taught biology or made small creations of their own in art lessons. A good cooperation developed within the group, but also with the Maasai in the lessons, in various activities and also in the church service. From various fundraising and benefit events, the students and teachers had collected 6,500 euros at their Burger school before the trip, which now benefited the school in Karao. After a week, the participants from Roland-Gymnasium travelled back to Germany. On 10 October, they again organised a benefit concert at the school in aid of the school project in Tanzania and collected over 2,600 Euros. At a public event on 20 October, they reported on their varied impressions and experiences in the land of the Maasai and particularly emphasised what they themselves had learned from the Maasai: the value of community, a different way of dealing with challenges, frugality and the willingness to put away the mobile phone in order to have more time for people. The headmaster of the high school, Mr Dreher, thanked the rector of the high school, Prof. Fischer, for the good cooperation and the Szabò couple for their great commitment to this project.

Szilvia and László Szabo: "We are excited about the positive experiences and blessings to come."

Since Friedensau Adventist University concluded a cooperation agreement with the Burger Roland Grammar School a few years ago, the plans for the further development of the school in Karao will also be continued together.

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The project group in Karao.
Photo: Zsanna Szabó