Dalhousie’s Braden Kingdon has now been with PASADA, in Tanzania, for a few weeks and is alread describing his time as an “experience of a lifetime.”
Dar es Salaam is offering Braden the opportunity to immerse himself in Tanzania’s exciting culture and community and we are pleased to share his latest blog post with you. Congratulations Braden – we can’t wait to read more!
In Tanzania though, the local citizens are a very close-knit group as a whole. Often while working at PASADA and wondering around Dar Es Salaam I hear girls being called sisters, boys being called brothers, and elderly women being called mamas. It is very common in Tanzania for a younger generation to approach each elderly woman with the respect of calling them mama, regardless of their relation to the women. In return these mama’s will help in anyway they can. Tanzanian’s have formed a shared identity in which everyone is considered family and part of one community.
To visit Braden’s blog please follow this link.