RSIS Big Build Tanzania

The Round Square Big Build - Leadership Development for your students

As part of a reimagined Round Square International Service programme, we are offering a specific  leadership training opportunity for selected student(s) in your school in both December 2016 and July 2017.

The opportunity is particularly targeted towards a student(s) who is likely to be in their penultimate year and who you think will take on a key leadership role in the school in their final year and would therefore benefit from this global leadership development opportunity.


How does it work?

Under the banner of "The Round Square Big Build", in July 2017 in Tanzania students will be working with the local community in Marangu to improve educational facilities and infrastructure at Ng’aroni Primary School.

Participants will take it in turns to be Student Leaders during the project, taking responsibility for the organisation of the day, briefing their peers, giving an overview of safety and risk management and organising a student rota to help with different chores at camp. Students will be given feedback by their peers and the adult leaders, and will all receive a personal report after the trip.

All participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to lead a truly international team;
  • Develop their problem solving, presentation, facilitating and communication skills;
  • Grow in self-confidence, personal responsibility and self-awareness; and
  • Test and hone their management and negotiation skills.

Big Build Projects are the perfect opportunity for Schools to provide targeted leadership training for potential future leaders including your next Head Boy or Girl, or students with other areas of responsibility in their school (eg sports captain, school prefect, committee chair.)


About Tanzania

Tanzania, a land of spectacular beauty, and one of the largest countries in Africa. It lies on the east coast of Africa, between 1 and 11 degrees south of the Equator.

Since the dawn of mankind, when the Savannah's of east and southern Africa saw the birth of humanity, Tanzania has been home to countless peoples of many different origins. Tanzania's history has been influenced by a procession of peoples, from the original Bantu settlers from south and west Africa to the Arabs from Shiraz in Persia and the Oman; from the Portuguese to the Germans and the British.

Tanzania is also home to some pretty amazing wildlife including; black rhino, elephants, wildebeest, zebra, hippopotamus, gazelle, lions and warthogs.

This project will positively impact two primary schools; Ng’aroni staff and students will finally be able to access educational facilities, and Mbahe Primary will once again have full use of their own school. This will mean increased classroom time for both sets of students allowing them to cover the full curriculum, as well as greater access to resources.

Find out more about RSIS Tanzania.



10th - 23rd July 2017


Participation fee £960 plus flights

50 students. One cause. It's going to be BIG #rsbigbuild