Die Workcamps in Tansania 2017

Die Workcamps im Überblick

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols

TZ.UV.1701

12.01.-28.01.

Kids for Better Future

KIDS/ RENO

Msufini

(Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1702

12.01.-28.01.

Cultural Exchange

CULT/ KIDS

Chamazi (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1703

19.01.-04.02.

Sustainable Living

ENVI/ AGRIC

Magole (Temeke)

12

TZ.UV.1704

02.02.-18.02.

Intercultural Experience

CULT/ EDU

Kibele (Zanzibar)

15

TZ.UV.1705

09.02.-25.02.

Kids for Better Future

KIDS/ RENO

Msufini

(Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1706

19.02.-03.03.

Intercultural Experience

CULT/ EDU

Kibele (Zanzibar)

15

TZ.UV.1707

26.02.-11.03.

Sustainable Livelihood

SOCI/ MANU

Fuoni (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1708

02.03.-18.03.

Conservation through Sports

ENVI/ SPORT

Sakasaka

(Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1709

09.03.-25.03.

Cultural Exchange

CULT/ KIDS

Chamazi (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1710

09.03.-25.03.

Sustainable Living

ENVI/ AGRIC

Magole (Temeke)

12

TZ.UV.1711

19.03.-01.04.

Conservation through Sports

ENVI/ SPORT

Sakasaka

(Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1712

06.04.-22.04.

Child Development

KIDS/ CULT

Bambi (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1713

13.04.-29.04.

Sustainable Living

ENVI/ AGRIC

Magole (Temeke)

12

TZ.UV.1714

23.04.-06.05.

Child Development

KIDS/ CULT

Bambi (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1715

04.05.-20.05.

Vulnerable and Orphan Children

KIDS/ AGRIC

Fumba (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1716

11.05.-27.05.

Cultural Exchange

CULT/ KIDS

Chamazi (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1717

21.05.-03.06.

Vulnerable and Orphan Children

KIDS/ AGRIC

Fumba (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1718

01.06.-17.06.

Coastal Environmental Conservation

ENVI/ AGRI

Uzi Island (Zanzibar)

12

TZ.UV.1719 

08.06.-24.06.

Children’s Holiday Camp

KIDS/ TEEN

Vigoa (Temeke)

15

TZ.UV.1720

18.06.-01.07.

Coastal Environmental Conservation

ENVI/ AGRI

Uzi Island (Zanzibar)

12

TZ.UV.1722

02.07.-22.07.

Community Leadership

STUDI/ SOCI

Chamazi (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1723

06.07.-22.07.

Intercultural Experience

CULT/ EDU

Kibele (Zanzibar)

15

TZ.UV.1724

13.07.-29.07.

Kids for Better Future

KIDS/ RENO

Msufini

(Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1727

23.07.-05.08.

Intercultural Experience

CULT/ EDU

Kibele (Zanzibar)

15

TZ.UV.1728

27.07.-13.08.

Volunteers against HIV-AIDS

SOCI/ MANU

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

TZ.UV.1730

31.07.-13.08.

Mental Health

HEAL/ MANU

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

TZ.UV.1731

03.08.-19.08.

Peace and Climate Change

ARTS/ CULT

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

TZ.UV.1732

03.08.-19.08.

Cultural Exchange

ARTS/ CULT

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

TZ.UV.1733

10.08.-26.08.

Volunteers against HIV-AIDS

SOCI/ MANU

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

TZ.UV.1734

10.08.-26.08.

Environmental Leadership 

ENVI/ STUD

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

TZ.UV.1735

17.08.-02.09.

Cultural Exchange

CULT/ KIDS

Chamazi (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1736 

24.08.-09.09.

Conservation through Sports

ENVI/ SPORT

Sakasaka

(Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1737

03.09.-16.09.

Cultural Exchange

CULT/ KIDS

Chamazi (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1738

07.09.-23.09.

Coastal Environmental Conservation

ENVI/ AGRI

Uzi Island

(Zanzibar)

12

TZ.UV.1739

14.09.-30.09.

Sustainable Living

ENVI/ AGRI

Magole (Temeke)

12

TZ.UV.1740

24.09.-07.10.

Coastal Environmental Conservation

ENVI/ AGRI

Uzi Island

(Zanzibar)

12

TZ.UV.1741

01.10.-15.10.

Sustainable Livelihood

SOCI/ MANU

Fuoni (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1742

19.10.-04.11.

Intercultural Experience

CULT/ EDU

Kibele

(Zanzibar)

15

TZ.UV.1743

26.10.-11.11.

Community Leadership

SOCI/ EDU

Chamazi (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1744

05.11.-18.11.

Intercultural Experience

CULT/ EDU

Kibele

(Zanzibar)

15

TZ.UV.1745

19.11.-02.12.

Coastal Environmental Conservation

ENVI/ AGRI

Uzi Island

(Zanzibar)

12

TZ.UV.1746

23.11.-09.12.

Kids for Better Future

KIDS/ RENO

Msufini (Chamazi)

10

TZ.UV.1747

23.11.-09.12.

Sustainable Living

ENVI/ AGRIC

Magole (Temeke)

12

TZ.UV.1748

30.11.-16.12.

Happy Kids

KIDS/ TEEN

Kibele (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1749

30.11.-16.12.

Intercultural Experience

CULT/ EDU

Kibele

(Zanzibar)

15

TZ.UV.1750

30.11.-16.12.

HIV-Aids Awareness through Sports

SOCI/ SPORT

Kibele (Zanzibar)

10

 

Die Workcamps im Einzelnen

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1701

12.01.-28.01.

Kids for Better Future

KIDS/ RENO

Msufini (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1705

09.02.-25.02.

TZ.UV.1724

13.07.-29.07.

TZ.UV.1746

23.11.-09.12.

 

Project Profile:

In every country, Tanzania included, there are unfortunately many children who have been abandoned to their own luck, born in homes with no love, abused, or suffer poverty and sickness. These children need a loving heart, attention, education and friends who can help them find a better life full of opportunities, be successful and most important have happiness in life. UVIKIUTA Youth Centre is organizing this project with children’s home in Chamazi with the main goal to increase the overall wellbeing of the children in the community. Children at the children’s home are orphans and others use to live in socially challenging conditions and that is why they are taken to this home.

We have been working here where team of volunteers go to the children’s home to spend quality one-on-one time with the babies and children giving them the love and attention they need at such a crucial time in their lives.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Depending on the skills/interests, participants are expected to be involved in any of following activities:

  • Teach English (2-3 hours a day)

  • Sanitation (teaching personal hygiene)

  • Organize games, drawing, and other creative extracurricular activities

  • Help with home works

  • Care for those who cannot go to school

  • Assist with kitchen duties, and maintaining the kitchen garden

  • Renovation of the children’s dormitory at the children home

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids at the children’s home. Various discussions and educational visits on children issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be children for better future; please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the youth hostel in the community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the youth hostel. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the kitchen staff. Note: Food will not be provided outside the designated project area.

 

Location:

The project will be hosted in Msufini community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam about 25km south of the city centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits and birds) are still visible. It is accessible by public and private transport from the city centre. Convenient shops are available and there is signal for mobile phones where internet can be accessible as well.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and cultural tour at the Maasai village.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1702

12.01.-28.01.

Cultural Exchange

CULT/ KIDS

Chamazi

(Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1709

09.03.-25.03.

TZ.UV.1716

11.05.-27.05.

TZ.UV.1735

17.08.-02.09.

TZ.UV.1737

03.09.-16.09.

 

Project Profile:

It is believed that the world’s population recently passed more than 7 billion people, an incredible number to measure. In Tanzania, Africa as well around the world  many people still barely meet anyone outside of a small circle of family, friends and community while even more never venture beyond the culture in which they were raised. The cultural exchange project is aiming to serve as an important means of introducing people around the world to realities they might not normally be exposed to. Many barriers have begun to fall between people around the world, with near-instantaneous communication allowing people on opposite sides of the world to meaningfully interact. Cultural exchange project encourage people from all walk of life to appreciate and understand distinct cultures and play a key role in creating productive dialogue across the world.

 

Workcamp Activities:

The project will involve most of the cultural aspects to enable participants to describe people’s religion, spirituality, economic, family and community life, sports, foods or arts. The focus is on PEOPLE and what they do in a given place or time. Be prepared to work with children (at the nursery schools), participate in cultural exchange through creative arts activities, learning and practicing African traditional dances, songs, drumming and Kiswahili language. Flexibility is required for extra activities related to the theme.

 

Study Part:

Discussions, debates, cultural performances, theatre performance, and round table discussions on cultural issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members &visited places. The major topic will be cultural exchange, please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated in the host families at the eco village. Some participants might be accommodated in the communal house or tents. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.

 

Location:

The project will be hosted in Chamazi community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam about 30km south of the city Centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (Monkeys, rabbits, birds etc.) are still visible. It is accessible by public and private transport from the city centre. Convenient shops are available and there is signal for mobile phones where internet can be accessible as well.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and cultural tour at the Maasai village.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1703

19.01.-04.02.

Sustainable Living

ENVI/ AGRI

Magole

(Temeke)

12

TZ.UV.1710

09.03.-25.03.

TZ.UV.1713

13.04.-29.04.

TZ.UV.1739

14.09.-30.09.

TZ.UV.1747

23.11.-09.12.

 

Project Profile:

In Tanzania as other countries around the world, sustainable living is a hot topic. Many people may have heard about sustainable living and are not sure what it exactly means. Lack of knowledge and exposure has significantly increase lifestyles that cause more environmental damage for future generations to deal with. Sustainable living applies to almost every part of daily life hence there is an importance to be addressed.

In responding to the issue of sustainable living, the eco village host of this work camp was initiated. The eco village initiative is a community designed to address challenges to attain sustainable development. Village members are united by shared ecological, socio–economic and cultural spiritual values and are characterized by efficiency energy use, enhanced recreational values, encouraging biogas and local food production, sustainable reliance on local resources and investing on environmental conservation. The overall goal is to build an ecologically balanced society.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Activities of the project will include:

  • Establishment/Management of tree nursery

  • Management of the herbal & medicinal plants garden for education and demonstration

  • Maintenance of the demonstration organic vegetable garden

  • Composting activities for organic garden and education

  • Management of free range chickens

  • Organizing educational activities on sustainable living & healthy eating

 

Study Part:

Educational tours and workshops related to the project theme and other development issues will be organized to provide an opportunity for participants to be more informed on social, cultural and economic realities of the area. The major topic will be sustainable living, please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated with the host families at the eco village. Some participants might be accommodated in the common house or tents at the same place. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning. Note: Food outside designated project area will not be provided.

 

Location:

The project will be hosted in the eco village Magole community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam about 40km south of the city centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits and birds) are still visible. It is accessible by public and private transport from the city centre. Convenient shops are available and there is signal for mobile phones where internet can be accessible.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that it provides opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and cultural tour at the Maasai village.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1704

02.02.-18.02.

Intercultural Experience

CULT/ EDU

Kibele (Zanzibar)

15

TZ.UV.1706

19.02.-03.03.

TZ.UV.1723

06.07.-22.07.

TZ.UV.1727

23.07.-05.08.

TZ.UV.1742

19.10.-04.11.

TZ.UV.1744

05.11.-18.11.

TZ.UV.1749

30.11.-16.12.

 

Project Profile:

It is believed that the world’s population recently passed more than 7 billion people, an incredible number to measure. In Tanzania, Africa as well around the world  many people still barely meet anyone outside of a small circle of family, friends and community while even more never venture beyond the culture in which they were raised. The intercultural experience project is aiming to serve as an important means of introducing people around the world to realities they might not normally be exposed to. Many barriers have begun to fall between people around the world, with near-instantaneous communication allowing people on opposite sides of the world to meaningfully interact. Intercultural exposure project encourage people from all walk of life to appreciate and understand distinct cultures and play a key role in creating productive dialogue across the world.

 

Workcamp Activities:

The project will involve most of the cultural aspects to enable participants to describe people’s economic, family and community life, sports, foods or arts. The focus is on PEOPLE and what they do in a given place or time. Some interesting activities like weaving mats and baskets, henna painting, hair dreading, cooking, tie dye and batik painting, Swahili classes, dancing, singing and drumming classes will be organized. Be prepared as well to participate in painting of children’s class rooms as well working with children at the local school.

 

Study Part:

Discussions, debates, cultural performances, theatre performance, and round table discussions on cultural issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members/visited places and schools. The major topic will be intercultural experience. Please bring information from your home community including past positive and even negative experience on intercultural for sharing and learning.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated in the communal house located in the host community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.

Location:

Kibele is a village with a very small population in central part of Zanzibar. It is located about 15km from Stone Town and the place can be accessible by both public and private transport. It is a rural community close to the State University of Zanzibar, Tunguu and Kigongoni communities. Its isolation from the city makes it very quiet, relaxing and people can enjoy ever green coconut plantations, various spices without forgetting hospitality of the local people.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilise their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, Stone Town, etc. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozan National Park, Blue safari (swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour etc.)

 

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1707

26.02.-11.03.

Sustainable Livelihood

SOCI/ MANU

Fuoni (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1741

01.10.-15.10.

 

Project Profile:

A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from the stresses and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future without undermining the natural resource base (chambers & conway). In every country, Tanzania included, there are, unfortunately, many people who have been disadvantaged to sustainable livelihoods based on a number of factors like climate change, political, economic change etc.

 

Fuoni Sacco group is a microfinance project (village community bank) that has been established by community members to address issues affecting them to enhance sustainable living. They have been involved in entrepreneurship trainings, small business and soon they will start small scale industries to produce some products and lending money to its members. We have been working here where team of volunteers join the group members and support them in variety of daily activities.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Depending on the skills/interests, participants are expected to be involved in any of the following activities:

  • Production: We will join local community members in production process of variety of items like soap, lotion, jam, etc. using herbs and local available resources

  • Social inclusion: We will work at the senior’s home in Zanzibar helping in environmental cleaning using the produced products, provide support to the seniors

  • Preparation of exhibition: We will work to prepare products to be used for the community entrepreneur’s exhibition to help the group to find market for their produces

  • Women’s and Youth days’ celebration: Participants will also participate in preparation and be involved in celebrations of International Women’s Day celebrations

  • Sports and recreational activities: Organising sports and other recreational activities for the seniors and community members including children and youth

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with community members. Various discussions and educational visits on livelihood issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be sustainable livelihood. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the community residential house in the community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the accommodation. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the kitchen staff. Note: Food will not be provided outside the designated project area.

 

Project Location:

Fuoni is a semi-urban community in the outskirts of Zanzibar Stone Town. Community members are small farmers, fisheries and small business owners. The community is accessible by both public and private transport. It is located about 20km from town centre and very strategic area to access various daily needs as well cultural and historical attraction of Zanzibar.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, blue safari (swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour etc.).

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1708

02.03.-18.03.

Conservation through sports

ENVI/ SPORTS

Sakasaka (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1711

19.03.-01.04.

TZ.UV.1736

24.08.-09.09.

 

Project Description:

This project has been designed enhance environmental sustainability in answering the needs of preserving the environmental of Sakasaka. It has been reported that most of the coastal lines in Tanzania are in danger of erosion, distributed marine life habitats among many other problems as a result of cutting mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. It is more described that in the past many kinds of fish and shrimps lived there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find the species anymore. Fisherman also needs to go further to the ocean to fish and it means much work they need to do to earn money. Zanzibar coastal lines are one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The end results of this project contribute to the preservation of natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion and marine life habitat. Since sports have been very popular, we are expecting to use sports as a tool to mobilize the community members to participate.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants will be involved in the following outlined activities:

  • Mangrove trees re-planting

  • Language teaching to the children and young people to enhance their communication skills

  • Organizing sports activities with the purpose of sharing environmental conservation education

  • Painting of school/Health centres buildings

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with locals in community. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be coastal environmental conservation. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated in the communal house located in the host community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.

 

Location:

Sakasaka is a community along Indian Ocean with Mangrove beach.  Community members are fishermen and farmers. It is very famous for production of variety of fruits and vegetable for local market in Zanzibar. The community is located about 7 miles from the centre of Zanzibar Stone Town. It is accessible by both private and public transport.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, Stone Town, etc. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1712

06.04.-22.04.

Child Development

KIDS/ CULT

Bambi (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1714

23.04.-06.05.

 

Project Description:

For five years now this project has been organized in cooperation with department of youth development and the local community groups to contribute to the development of children. In collaboration with Bambi Nursery School this project is expected to offer an opportunity for children from all social-economic background, ethnicity and religions to develop some skills useful for their academic and personal growth.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants are expected to interact with children from the age of 4-8 years in the outlined activities:

  • Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with kids

  • Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games etc.

  • Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc.
  • Nature activities: Bird watching, plant a tree, tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area

  • Academic development: Assisting local teacher in deliveries some subjects like numeric, language, social skills etc.

  • Infrastructures development: We will do some renovations and painting on walls.

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids in the community. Various discussions and educational visits on children’s issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be child development, please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated in the communal house located in the host community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.

 

Location:

The project will be hosted in a rural community of Zanzibar known as Bambi about 25km from stone town centre. It is accessible by both private and public transport which makes very convenient. Community members are mainly small farmers and fishermen.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, Participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, blue safari, swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour among many other available options.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1715

04.05.-20.05.

Vulerable and Orphan Children

KIDS/ AGRIC

Fumba (Zanzibar)

10

TZ.UV.1717

21.05.-03.06.

 

Project Profile:

In every country, Tanzania, included there are unfortunately many children who have been abandoned to their own luck, born in homes with no love, abused, or suffer poverty and sickness. These children need a loving heart, attention, education and friends who can help them find a better life full of opportunities, be successful and most important have happiness life.

This project is organized in cooperation with children’s home in Fumba with the main goal to increase the overall wellbeing of the children in the community. Kids at the children’s home are orphans and others use to live in socially challenging conditions and that is why they are taken to this home. We have been working here once where team of volunteers go to the children’s home to spend quality one-on-one time with the babies and children giving them the love and attention they need at such a crucial time in their lives.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Depending on their skills/interests, participants are expected to be involved in any of following activities:

  • Teach English (2-3 hours a day)

  • Sanitation (teaching personal hygiene)

  • Organize games, drawing, and other creative extracurricular activities

  • Help with school home works

  • Assist with kitchen duties, and maintaining the centers’ garden

  • Establishment and management of children’s home vegetable garden (planting vegetables and fruits) with the aim of improving their nutrition.

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids at the children home. Various discussions and educational visits on children’s issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be vulnerable, orphans children & community responses.Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the children’s home in the community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the children’s home. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the kitchen staff. Note: Food will not be provided outside the designated project area.

 

Location:

Fumba is located in the west part of Zanzibar Island and is known as home of Blue-Safaris. It is very convenient location to explore most of what Zanzibar offers in terms of social, cultural, historical and natural attractions. It is very close to Menai conservation area. There is a lot of development happening at this community recently including development of new town. There are number of convenient shops where most basic needs for the individual and the group can be easy found. The community is located about 45 minutes driving from Zanzibar Stone Town.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life.  That is Jozani Forest National Park, blue safari, swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour etc. Fumba itself offers a good variety of attractions which we will not have enough time to explore and enjoy everything.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1718

01.06.-17.06.

Coastal Environment Conservation

ENVI/ AGRI

Uzi Island (Zanzibar)

12

TZ.UV.1720

18.06.-01.07.

TZ.UV.1738

07.09.-23.09.

TZ.UV.1740

24.09.-07.10.

TZ.UV.1745

19.11.-02.12.

 

Project Profile:

This project has been designed enhance environmental sustainability in answering the needs of preserving the coastal environment of Uzi Island. It has been reported that most of the coastal lines in Tanzania are in danger of erosion, distributed marine life habitats among many other problems as a result of cutting mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. It is more described that; in the past many kinds of fish and shrimps are living there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find the species anymore. Fisherman also needs to go further to the ocean to fish and it means much work they need to do to earn money. Zanzibar coastal lines are one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The end results of this project contribute to the preservation of natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion and marine life habitat.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants will be involved in the following outlined activities:

  • Mangrove trees re-planting

  • Preparation of fish ponds for fish farms to support community income generation to reduce pressure from the sea and mangrove forest

  • Support various activities of seaweed farmers with the purpose of creating diversity of economic activities

  • Language teaching to the children and young people to enhance their communication skills

  • Painting of school/Health centers

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with local community members in Uzi Island. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be coastal environmental conservation. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated in the communal house located in the host community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.

 

Location:

Uzi Island is among small islands of Zanzibar. The landscape of the island is such attracting from it vegetation including coconut palms, mango trees and banana plantations. Uzi Island is also known as conserved area and is an ecological system with sea weed, corals and a big variation of plants, and sea- and land animals. The island is located about 30km from Zanzibar Stone Town.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, Stone Town, etc. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. These will include Jozan National Park, blue safari (swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour etc.) Uzi Island itself offers a good variety of attractions which we will not have enough time to explore and enjoy everything.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1719

08.06.-24.06.

Children’s Holiday Camp

KIDS/ TEEN

Vigoa (Temeke)

15

 

Project Profile:

For two years now this project has been organized in cooperation with local community involving young people and women, faith based groups and local authorities. The focus of the project is to take advantage of the kids and teenagers free time to do something useful for their personal development. UVIKIUTA Youth Centre in partnership with local schools and community members have decided to organize this project to offer an opportunity for children and teenagers from all social-economic background, ethnicity and religions to have time together during the school holidays. The project is expected to plant seed of peace and harmony with various groups in the community.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants are expected to interact with children and teenagers from the age of 6-14 years in the outlined activities:

  • Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with kids

  • Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games etc.

  • Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc.

  • Nature activities: Bird watching, plant a tree, tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area

  • Academic development: Holidays’ home works, various competitions aiming to motivate children’s academic development and get ready for the new academic semester

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids in the community. Various discussions and educational visits on children’s issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members/visited places and schools. The major topic will be child development please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the youth hostel in the community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the youth hostel. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the kitchen staff. Note: food will be provided only at the project designated area.

 

Location:

The project will be hosted in Vigoa community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam about 25km south of the city centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits, birds, insects etc.) are still visible. It is accessible by public and private transport from the city centre. Convenient shops are available and there is signal for mobile phones where internet can be accessible as well.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and cultural tour at the Maasai village.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1722

02.07.-22.07.

Community Leadership

STUDI/ SOCI

Chamazi (Temeke)

10

TZ.UV.1743

26.10.-11.11.

 

Project Profile:

The Community Leadership Program is a an initiative that is expected to offer community members and mostly young men and young women unique opportunity to develop the full potential and transform promising community members into its next generation of ethical, engaged and empowering leaders. This project focuses on developing the talents and potential leadership skills of its participants in the context of their individual environment as well the community as a whole.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants of the project will join the selected members of the community to participate in following activities/components of the project:

  • Workshops: The workshops offer exciting new insights into leadership principles and practices will be presented by experienced leaders from various sectors that are skilled at translating principles and concepts into practical ideas and techniques. You will be exposed to cutting edge research into leadership, as well as into brain functioning and how leaders can best support and encourage your community, and will leave the workshops with the skills to implement improvements in your own leadership practice. Topics will be selected based on the realities of the local community and the foreign participant

  • Workplace project/Educational tour: Participants of the project will have an opportunity to join the local community members (those in the program) on their daily community work and share some practical realities. This will be in the sectors of local government management, local community schools, businesses, social and cultural activities. This activity will provide and give new and emerging leaders the opportunity to embed their learning and put their new knowledge into practice.

  • Community service (hands-on activities): Participants will work with their host families to develop demo sites to be used for garbage separation and composting in the eco village. This will include provision of garbage separation bins, labelling, and introduction of composting sites. Depending on the time, these activities will be expanded to various public places in the community such as schools, health centres etc. Participants are expected to plan symbolic leadership trees in the community as well.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the local host families in the community. There will be common place (educational tent) where the team will be gathering for meetings and other common activities. Houses are located very close to each other and participants will be able to see each team member frequently. Food will be provided at the host families. In some few occasions participants and host families members will be having jointly potluck dinners. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the host family members.

 

Location:

The project will be hosted in Chamazi community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam about 35km south of the city centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits, birds, insects etc.) are still visible. It is accessible by public and private transport from the city centre. Convenient shops are available and there is signal for mobile phones where internet can be accessible as well.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and cultural tour at the Maasai village.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1728

27.07.-13.08.

Volunteers against HIV-AIDS

SOCI/ MANU

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

TZ.UV.1733

10.08.-26.08.

 

Project Profile:

HIV/AIDS epidemic is continuing to grow despite initial optimism that prevention strategies implemented several years ago were beginning to have a positive impact. According to UNAIDS and WHO, stigma and discrimination, whether actual or feared, remain perhaps the most difficult obstacles to prevention of HIV. This project is therefore organized in collaboration with local authorities to increase awareness of prevention, transmission and infection of HIV/AIDS amongst key groups and also to try and remove some of the stigma attached to people living with HIV and AIDS.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants will be involved in series of activities leading to exploration, understanding, challenge and act on issues around HIV-AIDS in the community. These include mobilization for free HIV counselling and testing, field visits to HIV/AIDS facilities and service providers. Other activities will include awareness of how to prevent transmission and infection of HIV/AIDS, and issue around stigma and discriminations attached to people living with HIV and AIDS. These will be conducted in a form of workshops, debates, arts and music, sports bonanza/tournaments, etc. Participants will participate as well in painting and renovation of community health center.

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with local communities in Dodoma municipality. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be volunteerism against HIV-AIDS. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the student’s hostel and tents. Clean water and electricity will be available. Food will be provided for free at the project. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the kitchen staff. Note: Food will be provided only at the project site.

Location:

The project will be hosted in Dodoma. Dodoma mean sunk in gogo language the indigenous people of the region. It is officially the national capital of Tanzania with the population of approximately 410,956. The town is 453km west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha City.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are capital city sight seen, Kondoa Irangi rock painting, wild life safari, cultural-eco tourism among many options.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1730

31.07.-13.08.

Mental Health

MANU/ SOCI

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

 

Project Profile:

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Despite these facts, not much effort has been invested to insure mental health and to different degrees a good number of people are not mental healthily as an impact of various factors. This project is organized in collaboration with the local authorities to provide an opportunity to increase awareness on the causes, effects and management of mental health.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants will be involved in series of activities leading to exploration, understanding, challenge and act on issues around mental health in the community. These will include; field visits to mental health facilities and service providers, workshops, debates, arts/music, sports bonanza/tournaments, etc. Participants will participate as well in painting/renovation of the health facility in the community.

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with local communities in Dodoma Municipality. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be mental health. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the student’s hostel and tents. Clean water and electricity will be available. Food will be provided for free at the project. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the kitchen staff. Note: Food will be provided only at the project site.

Location:

The project will be hosted in Dodoma. Dodoma mean sunk in gogo language the indigenous people of the region. It is officially the national capital of Tanzania with the population of approximately 410,956. The town is 453km west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha City.

 

Free Time activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are capital city sight seen, Kondoa Irangi rock painting, wild life safari, cultural-eco tourism among many options.

 

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1731

03.08.-19.08.

Peace & Climate Change

ENVI/ SOCI

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

)

10

 

Project Profile:

It has experienced that, every chapter of history comes with its own challenges. At the end of long time of peace building around the world through various movements, another threat peace threat has emerged. It is a fact that today climate change presents a growing threat to peace, nonviolence and human rights. The climate is changing rapidly around the planet and this change is without questions caused by humans. In Tanzania, as other countries around the world, the impact of climate change on peace is visible. In partnership with Dodoma authorities this project is organized to raise awareness on climate change and its impact on peace, harmony and sustainable development.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants will be involved in series of activities leading to exploration, understanding, challenge and act on issue related to climate change and peace. These will workshops and debates, peace tree planting and environmental cleaning, working with special groups in the community (women, youth and elderly), theatre performance, and sports bonanza with tournaments.

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with local communities Tanzania. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be peace and climate change. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the student’s hostel and tents. Clean water and electricity will be available. Food will be provided for free at the project. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the kitchen staff. Note: Food will be provided only at the project site.

Location:

The project will be hosted in Dodoma. Dodoma mean sunk in gogo language the indigenous people of the region. It is officially the national capital of Tanzania with the population of approximately 410,956. The town is 453km west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha City.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are capital city sight seen, Kondoa Irangi rock painting, wildlife safari, cultural-eco tourism among many options.

 

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1732

03.08.-19.08.

Cultural Exposure

ARTS/ CULT

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

10

 

Project Profile:

It is believed that the world’s population recently passed more than 7 billion people, an incredible number to measure. In Tanzania, Africa as well around the world  many people still barely meet anyone outside of a small circle of family, friends and community while even more never venture beyond the culture in which they were raised. The cultural exposure project is aiming to serve as an important means of introducing people around the world to realities they might not normally be exposed to. Many barriers have begun to fall between people around the world, with near-instantaneous communication allowing people on opposite sides of the world to meaningfully interact. Cultural exposure project encourage people from all walk of life to appreciate and understand distinct cultures and play a key role in creating productive dialogue across the world.

 

Workcamp Activities:

The project will involve most of the cultural aspects to enable participants to describe people’s religion, spirituality, economic, family and community life, sports, foods or arts. The focus is on PEOPLE and what they do in a given place or time.  Be prepared to join some interesting activities like weaving mats and baskets, henna painting, hair dreading, cooking, tie dye and batik painting, Swahili classes, dancing, singing and drumming classes. Be prepared as well to participate in painting of children’s’ class rooms as well working with children at the local schools.

 

Study Part:

Discussions, debates, cultural performances, theatre performance, and round table discussions on cultural issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be cultural exposure, please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the student’s hostel and tents. Clean water and electricity will be available. Food will be provided for free at the project. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the Kitchen staff. Note: Food will be provided only at the project site.

Location:

The project will be hosted in Dodoma. Dodoma mean sunk in gogo language the indigenous people of the region. It is officially the national capital of Tanzania with the population of approximately 410,956. The town is 453km west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha City.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are capital city sight seen, Kondoa Irangi rock painting, wild life safari, cultural-eco tourism among many options.

 

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1734

10.08.-26.08.

Environmental Leadership

KIDS/ TEEN

Makao Makuu

(Dodoma)

)

10

 

Project Profile:

Environmental Leadership Program is a an Initiative that is expected to offer community members and mostly young men and young women unique opportunity to develop the full potential and transform promising community members into its next generation of ethical, engaged and empowering leaders. This project focuses on developing the talents and potential leadership skills of its participants in the context of their individual environment as well the community as a whole.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants of the project will join the selected members of the community to participate in following activities/Components of the project:

  • Workshops: The workshops offer exciting new insights into leadership principles and practices will be presented by experienced leaders from various sectors that are skilled at translating principles and concepts into practical ideas and techniques. You will be exposed to cutting edge research into leadership, as well as into brain functioning and how leaders can best support and encourage your community, and will leave the workshops with the skills to implement improvements in your own leadership practice. Topics will be selected based on the realities of the local community and the foreign participants.

  • Workplace Project/Educational tour: Participants of the project will have an opportunity to join the local community members (those in the program) on their daily community work and share some practical realities. This will be in the sectors of local government management, local community schools, businesses, social and cultural activities. This activity will provide and give new and emerging leaders the opportunity to embed their learning and put their new knowledge into practice.

  • Community Service (hands-on activities): Participants will work with community members on environmental cleaning, tree planting, renovation of public open spaces and community facilities.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated at the student’s hostel and tents. Clean water and electricity will be available. Food will be provided for free at the project. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning with the support of the kitchen staff. Note: Food will be provided only at the project site.

 

Location:

The project will be hosted in Dodoma. Dodoma mean sunk in gogo language the indigenous people of the region. It is officially the national capital of Tanzania with the population of approximately 410,956. The town is 453km west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha City.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are capital city sight seen, Kondoa Irangi rock painting, wild life safari, cultural-eco tourism among many options.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1748

30.11.-16.12.

Happy Kids

KIDS/ TEEN

Kibele (Zanzibar)

10

 

Project Profile:

Happy Kids Camp is the project that wishes to take advantage of the kids and teenagers free time to do something useful for their personal development. With the cooperation with department of youth development in Zanzibar this project will offer opportunity for children and teenagers from all social-economic background, ethnicity and religions to have time together during the school holidays. The project is expected to plant seed of peace and harmony with various groups in the community.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants are expected to interact with children and teenagers from the age of 6-14 years in the outlined activities:

  • Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with kids

  • Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games etc.

  • Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc.

  • Nature activities: Bird watching, plant a tree, tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area

  • Academic development: Holidays’ home works, various competitions aiming to motivate children’s academic development and get ready for the new academic semester

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids in the community. Various discussions and educational visits on children’s issues will be organized involving participants of the project, community members/visited places and schools. The major topic will be child development please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated in the communal house located in the host community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.

 

Location:

Kibele is a village with a very small population in central part of Zanzibar. It is located about 15km from Stone Town and the place can be accessible by both public and private transport. It is a rural community close to the State University of Zanzibar, Tunguu and Kigongoni communities. Its isolation from the city makes it very quiet, relaxing and people can enjoy ever green coconut plantations, various spices without forgetting hospitality of the local people.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilise their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, blue safari (swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour etc.).

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1750

30.11.-16.12.

HIV-AIDS Awareness through Sports

KIDS/ TEEN

Kibele (Zanzibar)

10

 

Project Profile:

HIV/AIDS epidemic is continuing to grow despite initial optimism that prevention strategies implemented several years ago were beginning to have a positive impact. According to UNAIDS and WHO, stigma and discrimination, whether actual or feared, remain perhaps the most difficult obstacles to prevention of HIV. This project is organized in cooperation with the department of youth development to increase awareness of prevention, transmission and infection of HIV/AIDS amongst key groups and also to try and remove some of the stigma attached to people living with HIV and AIDS. Sports will be used as a major tool to reach out the wider community.

 

Workcamp Activities:

Participants will be involved in series of activities leading to exploration, understanding, challenge and act on issues around HIV-AIDS in the community. These include mobilization for free HIV counselling and testing, field visits to HIV/AIDS facilities and service providers. Other activities will include awareness of how to prevent transmission and infection of HIV/AIDS, and issue around stigma attached to people living with HIV and AIDS. These will be conducted in a form of workshops, debates, arts and music, sports bonanza/tournaments, etc. Participants will participate as well in painting of one of the health facility in the community.

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with local communities in Dodoma municipality. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be volunteerism against HIV-AIDS. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated in the communal house located in the host community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and cleaning. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.

Location:

Kibele is a village with a very small population in central part of Zanzibar. It is located about 15km from Stone Town and the place can be accessible by both public and private transport. It is a rural community close to the State University of Zanzibar, Tunguu and Kigongoni communities. Its isolation from the city makes it very quiet, relaxing and people can enjoy ever green coconut plantations, various spices without forgetting hospitality of the local people.

 

Free Time Activities:

The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend, participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second weekend, we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, blue safari (swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour etc.