The Siringit Vision
At Siringit we believe that your memories should matter, that our collective travel print should be conscious to benefit communities in Tanzania and inspire opportunity for economic empowerment.
We value community and our respect for people and nature originates in the roots of Tanzanian culture.
We believe that education is the key to empowering communities and empowering people out of poverty. Every child has a right to education. It is the water that will make a child’s dream a reality in the future. By investing in education, creating a safe inspiring environment for children to learn about wildlife and conservation, and providing children with a basic right to a quality education at the Baraa Primary School in Arusha sponsored by iThemba, we provide the nourishment for the trees of the future to grow.
Baraa Primary School
The Baraa Primary School is a government school in Arusha, which iThemba - a Belgian Foundation of which the owner of Siringit is also founder - is supporting. When this collaboration started in 2009, the first imperative was to improve the overall infrastructure and the construction of new classrooms, sanitary blocks, library, computer room… as well as providing the children with books, stationery and everything else to create better conditions to learn. For the future our focus is on the quality of education and to improve the teaching methods and the overall academic performance of the children. Because we believe that a good education is the key to a better future.
Two of the cultural walks encompass an actual visit to the Baraa Primary School. A unique way to see how a primary school in Tanzania works and to discover how iThemba created a pleasant learning environment for the children and what projects are being followed-up or launched (the vegetable garden project, the annual health check,…) by iThemba to focus on the quality of education and on the quality of the children’s lives.
Meru Cultural Tourism is a local organisation specialised in cultural tours. Their expert guides know the greater Arusha area like the back of their hands and are walking encyclopedias on subjects ranging from local life, plants and birds, arts and crafts, local food, agriculture and so on.
It will be a pleasure for them to take you on an unforgettable walk that will be off the beaten track in more than one way. On the following pages you will discover the cultural walks on offer.
Although they all have their own specificity, all the cultural tours have one thing in common: they all give you an in-depth experience of the local surroundings and a unique insight into the people and their way of living. And most importantly, the profit goes entirely to the local community.
Each Siringit property works with the Pack-for-a-Purpose initiative, in which guests take supplies to community based projects in the area they’re visiting.
There is need everywhere in the world; however, it is sometimes difficult to identify specific needs in places far from home. We believe many people fortunate enough to travel wish they could make meaningful contributions to help meet the needs of the places they visit. Such contributions are one way of expressing appreciation for the experiences and hospitality they enjoyed.
Our goal is to assist travelers who want to say thank you in this manner or who simply want to expand their generosity beyond their own communities. The supply lists for destinations on our website are provided directly by the local community-based projects that receive and use the supplies, enabling travelers to make informed decisions and to take items that meet the needs of those who will be using them.
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