This school group from Northern Ireland built four water tanks and four goat sheds in two weeks
Schools & Universities
Many teams from schools in the UK have travelled with us to experience life in a less-developed country over the last four years
We have a long-term commitment to Tanzania with a vast amount of experience in the area
Go MAD projects are ideal for students and schools who are looking to make a practical difference to the people of Tanzania and get involved in a wide range of different and exciting projects
All of the students who have experienced our projects say that their own lives are changed for the better because of their experience with Go MAD
We can provide references upon request to any school who is interested in finding out more
We are flexible and can tailor trips to what you, your school or university are looking for
St Bede's School, Redhill
This school has joined us for the past two years and has already booked again to come next summer. Over the past two years, they have been involved in building five water tanks, six goat sheds, a house for a single mother of two and a pit latrine with a changing room for the girls.
With over 30 tanks built this year so far, it’s great to see a tank (built by this school in 2016) still providing such clean water! And as the Bibi (grandma) of the household said “The sickness in our household has massively reduced since we've received this tank!”
Over the past five years, we have had a number of students join us; student doctors, nurses, pharmacists, engineers, development students...
Two students from the University of East Anglia joined us as part of their degree in International Development. Grace focussed on women’s menstrual health and access to women’s health services, whereas Claire was looking at paternalism within our farmer’s co-operative group. They spent most of their time in the field, gathering information for their assignments as well as getting involved with the wider team’s projects.
The importance of goats
Often, schools enjoy getting involved in our Goat Programme. Students help build the goat sheds and then deliver an Irish dairy goat. Goats not only provide milk for a family but we have also set up a breeding programme to enable families to gain an income by selling their goat kids. Goat sheds are raised off the ground to protect them against snakes and are closed in by roof sheeting to reduce the risk of pneumonia. Students love this project as they can be involved from start to finish. A goat shed can be built in about a day and a half! You do not need any experience as we can teach you all the skills required in Tanzania.