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Volunteer opportunities in TANZANIA

Promote environmental awareness and healthy lifestyle to children and youth in Temeke eco-village
Magole, Temeke          November 15 - November 28, 2014

Volunteer project: Environment and health are one of the most important factors for human well-being. Our actions affect the environment positively and negatively, and the impact will always reflect on our health. This project will contribute significantly to the existing initiative for developing an eco-village in Temeke. Groups of international volunteers will contribute for the realization of the project's objective which is to promote youth and community participation in environmental conservation work through sustainable planning and practices and to promote and enhance youth and community participation in physical activities for better health.

Series of activities will be carried out as part of this project. Volunteers should expect to work on all listed activities or some of them depending on the weather and time of the project. Flexibility is highly appreciated. In the community, a botanical garden and fitness facility have been established to provide education on plant species as well as a safe place for young people and children to spend their free time. A good number of children and youth including students are visiting the place on week days as well as weekends to do various activities.

Volunteers will participate in the following activities at the botanical garden and fitness center:
- Tree planting: Depending on the weather, volunteers will participate in tree planting activities aiming to conserve water sources and the local biodiversity. This will also include management of the existing tree nursery.
- Botanical garden maintenance & management: This will include watering plants, planting and cleaning the compound.
- Educational activities: Organize and coordinate environmental educational activities for the children and youth after school hours.
- Public events: These include workshops, meetings and other creative activities to raise the community's awareness on environmental issues
- Sport and fitness activities: Coordinate sport and fitness activities for children, youth and other community members.

Study part: The Study part will include series of workshops and visits. The main topic will be “Sustainable Living”. Volunteers are encouraged to bring information from their home countries on the subject for sharing. Please note that you might be requested to facilitate some of the workshops.

Volunteer profile: Volunteers are expected to be interested in nature and outdoor activities, creative, flexible, and patient, open minded and independent, interested to work within a team, able to work with limited resources and less supervision.

Free time: The volunteers will have free time on the weekends to enjoy the landscape, nature, culture and historical attractions of the region. Some of the closest attractions you can see are the historical town of Bagamoyo, Zanzibar and Mikumi National Park.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted at the Youth Center in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project. Transport from the orientation point to the community will be organized collectively.

Location: Magole, Temeke

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 19 and over

Extra fee: Euro 210

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Language and cultural immersion program in Tanzania
Chamazi, Temeke          November 15 - December 5, 2014

Volunteer project: This project is organized as a result of the desire expressed by many international volunteers from different countries throughout the years to have the opportunity to discover, learn and share the Tanzanian culture. The project is
quite different from the typical workcamps, since it involves learning, experiencing and participating in various cultural aspects, rather than physical work. The main goal of this project is to establish and understand how people from different cultures communicate with each other and the culture of a society comprises the shared values, understandings, assumptions, and goals that are learned from earlier generations, imposed by the members of the present day society and passed on to the succeeding generations.

The volunteers will participate in the following activities during their stay in Tanzania:
• Intensive Swahili language classes (at least 2 hours every day)
• Classes on traditional African dances, art and music (singing, drumming)
• Batik & Tie-die: Learning how to do tie-die and batik with local people
• Khanga/clothes workshop: A workshop/demonstration on various uses of some African fabrics and their meaning.
• Workshops, Presentations & Debates: Participation in various workshops on African culture and history, making presentation of your own culture to local people.

Study theme: The role of Culture in promoting peace, solidarity and sustainable development

Volunteer profile: Patient and interested in culture and arts; Creative and flexible; Able to work with little supervision and limited resources; Good team player; Quick to learn and to adapt to a new culture and to the local language.

Language: English

Orientation: On arrival, the volunteers will receive an orientation to come to understand the various program policies, share their fears and expectations, participate in team building activities, and get familiar with the culture of the community, etc.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in the Youth Center located in the community.

Location: Chamazi, Temeke.
Kiswahili is the national language spoken by most Tanzanians. Knowing a few words and phrases of Kiswahili is highly appreciated by the locals. The project language is English. A large number of people in Tanzania are able to conduct a basic conversation in English.

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 19 and over

Extra fee: Euro 400

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

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