Jesuit Missions 11 Edge Hill ,
SW19 4LR Wimbledon,

Tanzania

“There is no other way to describe Tanzania than as truly breathtaking...”

Read about Ellie’s first month teaching at St Ignatius Primary School in Dodoma.

“It’s mad how in such a short space of time a place where I only know a small amount of people, and which lacks home comforts, can still feel like ‘home’.”

Read about Rebecca’s and Matthew’s first month in Tanzania here. 

“My experiences so far have shown me that living simply is not boring or mundane but rather fun and fulfilling. It’s about finding joy in the little things such as making bread from scratch for the first time or being able to hold conversations with people in Swahili”. 

Read Rebecca’s and Matthew’s three months update about life in Tanzania here. 

“My placement taught me to become more active in fighting poverty and injustice, and I have been inspired to take action within my own community.”. 

Read how Issac has been inspired by his volunteering in Tanzania to pursue a career in humanitarian aid here. 

Listen below as Emmett takes us through the typical sights, sounds and smells of Dodoma!

‘Dodoma – A day’ is an hour-by-hour commentary of a typical day in Tanzania from the perspective of a Jesuit mission volunteer. The piece follows the daily routine of waking to the call to prayer, riding the school bus, sharing lunch, singing in choir and learning local musical traditions. The narration is reflective, making note of the cultural differences whilst also giving listeners context to understand the traditions of Tanzanian culture.