Tender Love for Tanzania

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Tender Love for Tanzania

Tender Love for Tanzania

SportsTanzania has been growing and expanding in the athletics world. Although their Olympic team has never been to The Winter Olympics, it has participated in the Summer Olympics ever since 1964. In 1980 in moscow, their team took home two silver medals, one in the Men’s 5000m by Suleiman Nyambui, and another by Filbert Bayi in the Men’s 3000m steeplechase. Tanzania’s other popular sports include Rugby, Basketball, Cricket, and Football (Soccer). In Soccer, their average ranking is 122, and they have about 226,518 players. Rugby and Cricket are growing sports there, while Basketball is a game primarily played in school and in the army. Hasheem Thabeet is a Tanzania-born basketball player, and the first ever to play in the NBA for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Geography Tanzania is has truly one of the most unique geographies on earth. It is home to Mt. Killamanjaro, one of the highest mountain peaks in the world, which draws in many tourists from around the world looking for challenge. Also in Tanzania is the Serengeti National Park, in addition to the many other national parks that different types of wildlife can be identified. Lake Victoria, which is the largest lake in Africa, sits in the border of Tanzania with Kenya and Uganda. Other geographical features of Tanzania include the large plateau that makes up the center of the country, as well as many woodlands and grasslands.

Cuisine Meals prepared in Tanzania are similar to those in Kenya but with subtle differences. Commonly used ingredients include bananas and coconuts. Coconut milk is used in many dishes, some being curry, soups, meat and vegetable dishes, as well as desserts. Ugali, which is cornmeal porridge, is one of the major parts of a Tanzanian person’s diet.

EducationIn Tanzania, there are about eleven thousand primary schools, with four million students in attendance. That means 66% of the child population is attending school, with 20% of them not completing at least primary school. The literacy rate there sits at about 75%, where more developed countries like the US have around 98%. There are many reasons as to why Tanzanian children cannot complete their education. Poverty is one of the main causes, which leads to malnutrition and sickness and the inability to attend school. Also, the need to complete domestic tasks to put food on the table, as well as distance contribute to the lack of students in school.


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