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Dirty Day is an opportunity for volunteers to use their hands and feet to give back to one of our project partners and in the process have fun and get dirty! Last year, we sanded, painted, cleaned or gave donations to several care, medical, and teaching projects.
These renovations and donations are all made possible because of our volunteers. A portion of the money paid in the volunteer fee goes towards making improvements to projects all over the world. In Tanzania, we used approximately 1 Million TSH to pay for supplies such as paint, brushes, sandpaper, cleaning solutions, ect...
This January, we revisted Kilimani Primary School in USA River (Arusha). We were previously at the school in November where we sanded and painted two classrooms and a hallway with the help of approximately 15 volunteers. This time around, we had a lot more helping hands with nearly 40 volunteers on site.
We applied approximately 2 coats of white paint, 2 coats of yellow oil paint, 2 coats of blue paint, and 1 coat of black trim to two classrooms and another hallway.
When I spoke to the sports director, he expressed his appreciation for the Dirty Day event. He said that there is plenty more work to be done at Kilimani which is home to about 700 local students.
Beautifying the school may seem like a small gesture, but to the students, it demonstrates that people care about their learning environment and that impacts how they feel about their school and themselves.
Projects Abroad Tanzania hosted Dirty Day last Friday at Mt. Meru Hospital in Arusha. Mt. Meru is one our medical project partners. Twenty plus volunteers came out to sand and repaint their physiotherapy department. Following the hard day's work, Georgina Tenga presented the medical director with six sterilization containers as a donation from our office.
The Dirty day for the month of June 2011 has been conducted in a Primary School by Projects Abroad India. During the day, we are supposed to repair a class room so that the children will have enough space for their classes.
Our volunteers atarted the day by about 9 in the morning and the work lasts until 2 in the evening. The work includes painting the walls of the classroom, painting the black-boards as well as helping in the roof replacement.
The weather was really very hot but we are sure that the weather did not affect our volunteer's interest towards the work. The day was really a memorable for both the volunteers as well as to the children.Thanks again for all the volunteers and for their hard work which makes the day a successful one.
Contributed by Nadia Chellam - India Social Manager
Projects Abroad India conducted the Dirty Day at one of our Care placements – Anbarasi Social Action which is at Dindigul. During the Dirty day, the volunteers were asked to do the painting work. Actually the work was delayed by the placement over a long time due to the lack of financial support. And now their wish came true because of Projects Abroad.
About 12 volunteers attended the day with much interest and enthusiasm. The day was really good and enjoyable. The children from the placement helped them in doing the activity as well.
Contributed by Nadia – India Social Manager
Last Saturday, a group of volunteers, local people and staff members, gathered to help clean a ‘Daara’, which is the place where Talibé (people of low resources) live.After got lost for a bit in the streets of Saint Louis, we finally arrived to the meeting point at the area of ‘Diamaguene’, where the Daara is located.
Talibés, a nurse and the supervisor of the ‘Projects Abroad centre pour Jeunes’ Lamine Tall, along some volunteers and staff members got organized to help clean the place, where around 50 people live in very difficult conditions.
The activities consisted in cleaning the two rooms where talibés sleep and the common area where they receive the coranic education. Cleaning plates and cups where also part of the activities.
Removing trash, moving books and folding clothes, the time went very fast due to the cooperation of the many people there and after an hour and a half the first part of the work was done.
After we finished, all of us we sat on the common area to hear Lamine, talking to the Talibés about the importance of keeping the Daraa clean and invited everyone to have more conscious about personal hygiene and trash management.
Also, the Talibés where invited to the Centre pour jeunes, where then will have the chance to have a shower and do some activities supported by the volunteers, such as maths or learning French.
I want to thank the volunteers who attended this activity, probably would seem that it was just a tiny effort, but be sure that was a big help for the Talibés.
Thank you very much!!
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