Though Nyamuswa is right on the doorstep of the Serengeti, most PZ students will never have the means to visit this World Heritage Site or any of the other national park treasures of Tanzania. But PZ-sponsored student Mazera did have the opportunity to visit both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks in January. In 2013, Mazera scored very highly on the national examinations at the end of primary school and was placed at a math and science high school in Tanga, a coastal community located far away across the country from Nyamuswa.
As luck would have it, the timing worked out so that Mazera and PZ Counselor Adam Musa could hitch a free ride part of the way to Tanga with PZ President Brian Singer who was returning to Arusha from Nyamuswa on his annual visit for Distribution Day activities. Since the road passes right through the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation area, Mazera had the unique opportunity to do some game driving along the way!
Mazera is now back in Nyamuswa and, after a successful first semester in secondary school, is busy with tutoring and additional studies before returning to Tanga at the end of July. Look for more updates on Mazera in the forthcoming PZ Summer newsletter which will be in mailboxes in early July!