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NSCC in Tanzania

Academic Chair Jim Bate and NSCC International Manager Ashley Pinsent at VETA Mikumi

This week Jim and Ashley and their colleagues at VETA Mikumi will share their experiences as they work on the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded NSCC project "Building Capacity in Tourism and Hospitality Management". Tourism students and faculty travelled to Tanzania in May to learn from VETA Mikumi faculty and students about the similarities and differences in tourism in Nova Scotia and Tanzania. Many people at NSCC had the opportunity to meet VETA Mikumi faculty members Ludivic Saronga, Kaini Mtambala, Linet Samwel and Peter Mwaiwambe while they were attending CCEDP courses in Truro in July - August 2010, and VETA Mikumi Principal Christopher Ayo and Training Coordinator Richard Magwadula when they visited NSCC in September.

NSCC has been active in Tanzania since 2008 when the annual Health and Human Services International Service Learning Program was launched in partnership with Kimara Peer Health Educators. Three teams of Applied Arts and New Media students and faculty have documented the work of NSCC students and facutly at Kimara and Mikumi and photos and videos can be found on the NSCC facebook page www.facebook.com/nsccinternational and website www.international.nscc.ca

This is Ashley's 13th visit to Tanzania, and while it is Jim's first visit, it is his third NSCC assignment to Africa. In 2009 he volunteered with the NSCC-Uniterra initiative Leave4Change to assist a Dairy Cooperative in drafting a business plan to secure a loan to purchase equipment to expand the business. Earlier this autumn he travelled to Mozambique with Kingstec Principal Isabelle Madiera-Voss to deliver entrepreneurship training to staff at Escola Secundaria Januario Pedro in Mo├žimboa da Praia as part of the CIDA funded NSCC project "Skills Development for Sustainable Fisheries".

Hopefully the internet connection will cooperate to allow both Ashley and Jim share their impressions from Tanzania this week.

Posted by NSCC Intl 08:17 Archived in Tanzania

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