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Let’s go!

St Jude's students share their excursions with you.
What a trunk: Our students get up close and personal with some of Tanzania's amazing wildlife
What a trunk: Our students get up close and personal with some of Tanzania's amazing wildlife

Do you remember your school trips? Maybe you visited a local historical site or a zoo! This month our students climbed aboard the St Jude’s school buses and learnt beyond their classrooms.

To have a fleet of 21 buses that can visit some of the world’s most fascinating national parks is an educational treat for our students. It is thanks to our fantastic sponsors and supporters around the world that we are able to make a student’s day filled with smiles and happy memories of local places that Tanzanian children do not normally get to see.

Our Standard 3 students visited Shanga, to learn about recycling and a range of art and craft making processes. ‘They made slippers out of car tyres.’ Said Amina, who was amazed to see unusual materials being recycled into everyday items. 

Hadija enjoyed seeing a crafts workshop in action. ‘It was so busy,” she said. “They were recycling and making things!”

Standard 1 and 2 students visited Lake Manyara, one of the most picturesque stops on Tanzania’s world famous northern safari circuit. Their geography lessons come to life as they watched hippos, elephants and buffalos cooling off in the water and living in their natural habitat. After seeing these animals with their own eyes, the students can better understand the importance of national parks in Tanzania and the need to protect such important wildlife.

The opportunity to see Shanga, Lake Manyara, and the ‘big five’ of lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos is all here for our students and you! Why don’t you combine a visit to our school with a safari journey of your own?

To make sure parcels arrive and incur no expenses for the school

  • Please do NOT register or insure any mail as it costs the school at least USD $25 in taxes at our end.
  • Mark all parcels as being “second-hand goods” or “personal gifts”.
  • Ensure the description of goods written on the parcel matches the actual items inside as customs and postal staff frequently inspect contents of parcels.
  • Please label all parcels clearly with the first and last name of the recipient and your full name.
  • Please put the value of the package at no more than US$10 (the lower the better).
  • Ensure that your parcel is LESS THAN 2KG. We have been advised that parcels less than 2KG are technically tax-free regardless of content, but this is not guaranteed by all postal workers.
 

Tax-free items include books, personal goods and anything that is not new. Used goods, used clothes, etc…(please remove labels and packaging from all items before sending them)

Keep in mind that parcels sent by airmail can take up to four months to get here (sea mail is even longer – often 12+ months!), so don’t worry if it takes a while for us to let you know the parcel has arrived.