Co-Designing Camp Africa to Build Cross-School Connections

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The Phillips Foundation partners with Australian based charities who deliver services and embrace healthy living to improve the lives of underprivileged children as well as families in need of assistance both in Australia and overseas. Phillips Coaching Services is a Foundation partner.

The Phillips Foundation is a proud partner of So They Can, a not for profit organisation committed to empowering children living in poverty through education, because every child matters.

Their mission is to work with local communities and governments to provide quality education to children living in poverty in communities in Africa. This work is very necessary, as 263 million children are not in school worldwide and education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle.

Over the last few months, the So They Can team in Tanzania has been running one of our newest projects; Camp Africa. The project has been developed to build connections across our schools and their communities, creating a confident and engaged generation of students. 

11 schools were invited to participate in October’s Camp Africa project, and were able to co-design the activities, including a camping trip at Tarangire National Park.

During the Camp, parents taught the students cultural songs and dancing, students and teachers played Twister, put their art skills to practice with painting and drawing, set goals for their own education, shared in reading and storytelling and even had a tour of the National Park where they learned about animals, resource management and protection of the environment. 

“I made so many new friends and learned a lot about my country. I can’t wait to come back! I really enjoyed camping and I’m going to work very hard in my studies so that next year I come to Tarangire National Park.”

Student from Ng’wang’weri Primary School

The Philips Foundation is a proud supporter of So They Can, and Cassandra Treadwell, the CEO of So They Can, very kindly shared with us, “…love the impact you guys are making to these amazing children.”

This is all made possible, and with great thanks, to our Phillips Coaching clients and community. Thank you for your ongoing support!

You can read the full blog post on the So They Can website here:

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