By Tara O'Carroll

The first week has been full of action. Despite all the intricacies of travelling, lost baggage, organising workshops, and meeting the client, it has been seamless so far. We are still coming to terms with the culture shock that you are met with on arrival here. I will never forget the initial trip to our hotel with our trustee Tanzanian taxi man Michael, who is dedicated to bringing us to our destinations with our busy schedules. As we travelled through the city, we were surprised by the amount of people selling on the streets. The city on one hand could be described as a stark mixture of industrialised buildings and on the other hand there is adept poverty. From a standout point of view, the poverty in the city is not locationally split, the local poorer areas are punctuated throughout the city.