HENRY SMITH — Modern Tanzanian society cannot be understood without understanding its postcolonial history, which was defined by its experiment in socialism, ujamaa, which is the Swahili word for “collective economics.”
HENRY SMITH — Tanzanian secondary school and beyond is taught exclusively in English, to the point where students are punished for speaking other languages.
COLLIN SHARPE — As the days passed, it became clearer that funerals in rural Tanzania are a product of something far more profound in Tanzanian culture: an emphasis on recognizing, respecting, and caring for each individual.
ABBY VAN HAITSMA –…For the next two hours, we watched (and tried to help), mesmerized at all the work that was being done just to prepare a local meal for us. This is just one example of the respect and thought that locals here have for food.
EMILY VANHAITSMA – We adjusted to the altitude together, bargained in the markets together, and hiked up mountains we thought were impossible to climb.