Written by Brittany Leitch

Welcoming GCN / FAIR School Student-Volunteers

After an overnight stay in Uganda and a bus ride to Tanzania, COSAD had the pleasure of welcoming 13 volunteers to our home in Bukoba. The volunteers are students and teachers from FAIR School in Minnesota, and they were sent to us through an organization called GCN (one of COSAD’s long-time partners).

Before arriving, the GCN/FAIR volunteers donated funds for a group of ten women to receive goats, including building the water retention system, buying material for goat pens, and purchasing the goats. The volunteers will help build the goat pens along with other projects while in Bukoba. We are beyond excited to have this group with us, and we cannot wait to experience the impact and cherish the memories they will create over the coming days.  Karibuni sana (welcome) GCN & FAIR School!

Volunteers arriving to the Hon. K.S. Kagasheki International Volunteers’ House.

Fruit and snacks after a long trip..
Volunteers arriving at Smart & Jessica Baitani’s house for an evening dinner party welcoming our guests!

Dr. Brant Barr (front), also a COSAD partner who is volunteering in Bukoba this month.

Meet & Greet begins after all have arrived… 

Fitting in a quick celebration; Happy Birthday Mpesha! (who is dancing in the striped shirt below)

We ended the night with Smart’s directing and Imuka’s singing.
Day 2: An afternoon visit to Kitwe Village

The GCN/FAIR group spent the afternoon talking, touring a few homes, and learning more about COSAD Programs & Mission.
True to their trademarked hospitality, the women in Kitwe sent us home with gifts.