"There are many differences between an 18-year old in Norway and an 18-year old in Tanzania. Part of the aims of this trip is to experience these differences and at the same time realize that the one is not more correct than the other. We travelled to learn from them and not to teach them"
We worked together with Norwegian and Tanzanian students and decided to write about one day at each of the schools. We took pictures of the schools and compared them.

One day at Kaole Secondary School

We wake up at 5.30am, School surroundings cleanless , at 7.00 p.m assembly ground to get announcements, At 7.00 a.m lesson session  (class  hours) starts

10.20am breakfast for 20 minutesout  at 1.00pm second break for ten minutes .At 2.30pm ending of class hours ready for lunch .
After lunch time we have private study (ourselves activities). At6.00pm ,this is time for dinner.
At 7.00pm this is night preparation time (doing home work given) for 4 hours .and at 10.30pm  sleeping  time  (go to bed).
Generally  the day end up.

Class hours
A  period takes 80minute (One hour and twenty minutes ).The teacher uses 40minutes to teach ,the rest time 20minutes used for asking questions from student to the teacher. Then  20minutes for subject exercises .(homework)

We drink tea and porridge.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday we eat ugali and beans.
on Wednesday  and Friday we eat rice and beans.
On Sunday we eat pilau and meat.

All over the week we eat ugali and beans.

On Monday and Thursday this is the day for general cleanless after lunch at 4.00pm up to 5.00pm.On Wednesday, Tuesday and  Friday private activities.

On Saturday
Domitory cleanless from 6:00am-8.00am
Then teachers come for inspection.
1:00am is the time for breakfast.

On Sunday
Religion day. 
Basketball field.

Students from form one in class

Karoline and Silje in the classroom with the African students
classroom from form three A

One day at Saltdal Secondary school

The school starts at 7.30 AM. The students drives the bus or they are walking, it depends on were you live. All the periods last for 45 minutes and we have a break of 10 minutes between each of the periods. After 4 periods we get a lunchbreak that lasts for 30 minutes. The students eat food in the cafetreria, either food they bring from home or food they buy in the cafeteria. After lunch we have 4 new periods of 45 minutes. The schoolday ends at 3 PM.
The way our teachers are teaching the students are different from teacher to teacher. Some of them are using the blackboard and talking to the students the whole period, while some of them give the students exercises to do. We often work in groups and we are able to use different instruments when we are working, like cameras,computers,overhead, powerpoint etc.  Every student should be prepared for the lesson. Most of the lessons are in Norwegian, but subjects like English, French and German are not. We get homework everyday and sometimes tasks that are going to be handed in to the teacher for response. We normally have a test in  the subjects after each chapter. All the students have their own books and pens. They also have their own desk and chair in the classroom. Physical punishment by the teacher is not allowed in Norway. Schooluniform is not used in any Norwegian schools. The school has a big library where students can work,read books, use the computer and have groupwork. The school gets cleaned everyday.

The differences between Kaole and Saltdal upper secondary schools

01. Languages
02. Culturally
03. Economically
04. Enviroment
05. Tools

In Norway the schools are teaching by using norwegian language, in Tanzanian schools, teachers are using english. Students and all books are written in english language.

Cultur is the total way of life. The way they live is quite different from us. The students smoke and do anything they want to do and resisting in totally system at the school they do not stand in assemblly ground and listen perhaps an anouncement from the teacher. In Kaole they not allow to smoke and to do anything they want because they have rules which maintain panctuality the student of Kaole stand in assembly ground for listening an announcement from the teacher.
The Saltdal  upper secondary school they study but with the same day they do work. In Kaole secondary school students study only they must be seriously to study only and not to do any thing else . The student of Saltdal upper secondary school do not pay a school fees but in Tanzania the student should pay a school fees .
Environment is the areas which surrounding us .In saltdal upper secondary school students do not clean their environment , in kaole secondary school students clean their environment themselves every day in the morning.

In saltdal upper secondary school they have many tools for teaching the students and they always based in practicals and they have model tools which are manufactured tools in kaole secondary school we have specimen tools being preserved.

All of the students working with the project


Imakulata Martin

Aleksander Steinbakk

Joyce Joseph

Kabusure Marwa Matiko

Karoline B
Karoline  Bentsen

Karoline T
Karoline Tollefsen

Lucas Mathew


Kristine Stormo
Pius Maleges
 Silje Tjønna