This Saturday, Rosa, Baptiste (two new volunteers in team 2019) and I went to a reception organized by the ambassador of Tanzania for the new year. After a short presentation, we went to the soirée with Father Evarist SHIRIMA, who is from Tanzania himself and knows well Mr. Ambassador H.E Mr.Samwel W. Shelukindo. Very soon, the apprehension of speaking for this little assembly of directors and sponsors of Tanzanian associations, workers at the embassy and a few other Tanzanian dignitaries who live in Paris vanishes. The welcome and the atmosphere in the Tanzanian way take over. After the different presentations and the ambassador’s speech, we were invited to share some typical meals from their country. Many people then came to us, either to give advice and contacts, or to question us on details about the project. Each and everyone of them promised to speak of our project around them. This was a very valuable experience, which enabled us to be more visible to the closest Tanzanian community in France and widen our network. This year is shaping up well for Mission Tanzania!
Yoann, former volunteer in team 2018