View of the sunny beach, looking over a calm see in Msasani Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Celebrating the End of the School Year by the Beach

In December, when the heat starts heading to its peak here in Dar es Salaam, and the academic year had ended, the boys had requested a trip to the beach to celebrate and unwind. Who could deny them a small reward for all their hard work?

View of the sunny beach, looking over a calm see in Msasani Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Indian Ocean provided a wonderful backdrop to the day at the pool.

Azura Health Club, overlooking Msasani Bay, was a good spot for the kids to relax.  Transport, armbands, and refreshments were organised by Shelly. Shelly also brought her adorable puppy along, so she could also enjoy a fun day at the beach.

Though Dar es Salaam is a port city, stretching up Tanzania’s coastline in East Africa, it is not often that the kids living in the Mabibo district of the city, get to spend much time enjoying its beautiful beaches: Something that House of Blue Hope hopes to change with help from local supporters like Shelly.  After working hard all year, in this dusty, hectic, rapidly growing city, the kids thoroughly enjoyed cooling off in the pool by the beach.

boys wearing armbands and floats, swim in the pool and go down the waterslide, with the beach in the background.

The kids kept cool in the pool, making the most of their time off at the end of the school year and enjoying the views of the beach.


After a lot of splashing about in the pool, the boys had some refreshments, relaxed in hammocks to catch their breath, and dried off.

Group of boys share a hammock while eating snacks, and wrapping up in towels to dry off.

It was great to see the kids kick back and take in the views of the coastline which provided a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of Mabibo, in the west of Tanzania’s fastest growing city.

Group photo of all the kids, and white puppy dog, in the hammock in front of the pool in Dar es Salaam

All the kids from HBH thoroughly enjoyed their day at the beach, celebrating the completion of another school year.

The House of Blue Hope would like to thank Shelly, and Azura Health and Fitness Club for hosting a wonderful day, on the relaxing shores of the Indian Ocean. We look forward to another trip to celebrate the end of the next school year, and reward the hard work of the kids.

Are you based in Dar es Salaam, and want to help make trips like these happen for the kids at House of Blue Hope? If so, please get in touch:










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