Happy New Year and…

 

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Are YOU Ready? You’d better be.

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Host a visiting delegate here. 

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CAStasticness all the way to the holidays!

I didn’t think it was possible to pack any more CAStasticness into December, but Diploma CAStars just keep on going!

WW party group photoBig shout out to Watoto Wetu for spending the public holiday hosting a christmas party for our friends from the Watoto Wetu Shelter! Read all about it here. 

 

 

 

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind was brilliant! Well done to all thespians who participated in this neo futuristic thought-provoking evening!image

IMG_6660 (1)If you’d like to see the highlights from T Go’s groundbreaking Career Fair, check out this video (that was premiered during assembly) Go T Go!

 

And, if you didn’t catch Sakina Hassanali, our guest speaker, in the courtyard yesterday, at least check out the Hijabis of the World FB page and read stories there!

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Looking forward to seeing developments in all new CAS project Good Morning Twigas in 2016… and the biggest event of the year: GISS 2016

FUNGUKA: Are YOU Ready?

 

Powerful Advocacy from female CAStars!

A big shout out to Nikita and Ridha for their ongoing campaign to fight ignorance with their Hijabis of the World FB page.

Well done to Sumana for her stirring speech on Friday that ended a week long campaign for road safety here in Tanzania!

And… last but not least-

T Go’s hosted a career fair for over 100 High School girls from across the city. These tanzanian girls came from Fedha secondary in Kawe, Asante Sana 4 Education in Bagamoyo, Zanaki School and Bethsaida School for Orphan Girls.The goal of this career fair was to expose and introduce participants to careers that are often viewed as “untraditional” for women here in Tanzania.

It was AWESOME!

Here’s what some of the guest speakers had to say:

“It was a great pleasure to be there. I hope the girls benefited  and were inspired. Am always more than happy to help with community work especially for girls” (Anita Urasa from Design Solutions)

“My doctor who I had seen that morning was jealous saying she would have liked to be there too!  So … THANK YOU TO IST!”

(Jacqueline Abebe, Director of Risk Assurance)

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Watch this space for more pictures and news about these CAStastic initiatives!

CAStastic Published Author!

Just in time for a christmas order…

Hongera sana to Mahima Kumar for publishing her collection of poetry, UNVEILING FATE. What started off as a grade 10 personal project is now a published book of poetry available for all to order on Kindle- whoop whoop!!

“Unveiling Fate” describes the cracks that are hidden in plain sight in our society. These days, there is so much activism and awareness for all the issues discussed, yet they still remain. “Unveiling Fate” takes a look at a variety of issues like body image, rape, deforestation, etc. It covers a range of topics and poses questions about life and the way we live. (Amazon)

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You can read an interview with the author here.

Go TwiCAS!

CAStars’ Contributions to Community

A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to all grade 11 and 12 CAStars who have made such important contributions to our community this term!

A big shout out to all you C, A, S superstars!

Here are some highlights of CAS Experiences and Projects

‘C’ for Creativity: Dance sessions choreographed on Thursdays after school, a brand new band performs in the courtyard for spirit week,  MS DT Club now has two student leaders, long weekends spent stenciling and painting the spirit wall preparing campus for visiting teams, management of the live streaming of all of the Volleyball games, CASArtists providing a new campus service for those in need of logos, designing and managing the GISS website…

‘A’ for Activity: Early wake ups for athletes training at the national stadium on Saturday mornings, playing their hearts out to make Twigas proud during ISSEA Volleyball, sweating as they strengthen and condition before class, redefining themselves on Thursdays in a student-led all girls’ fitness and nutrition programme, lunchtimes spent building mental strength for the love of the game…

‘S’ for Service: Saturdays dedicated to landscape gardening at Mtoni Special School, cleaning local beaches with Nipe Fagio, updating needs assessments and bonding with traffiked youth at Watoto Wetu Home for Street children. Brainstorming sessions led on how to support Guardian Angels’ Children’s home who are struggling to pay this year’s rent. Wamato Group transforms into ‘Umoja’ with a goal to ensure reciprocal learning is taking place in a mutually benefical community partnership…

And much, much more.

If you’d like to learn more, check out the blogs below to see what the CAStars themselves have to say:

From Zumbathons to Poetry Writing

From MUN to Mother Teresa’s Home

From Paintballing to Debating

Leadership in Action

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Recommended Viewing: HUMAN

Thanks to CAStar Pablo Thorne for recommending this documentary- check it out. 

What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery?

Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness. (http://www.filmsforaction.org/)

Watch HUMAN here. Online. For free 🙂