Besondere Workcamps in Afrika

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1721

22.06.-19.07.

Environmental Sustainability & Wildlife Conservation

ENVI/ AGRI

Uzi Island (Zanzibar) & Masai Maara (Kenya)

15

 

Project Description:

For three years now, UVIKIUTA in Tanzania and GVDA in Kenya have been co-hosting environmental conservation projects. This is four weeks project where first two weeks will be spent in Zanzibar-Tanzania and the second half in Kenya. In the previous projects we have been focusing on conservation leading to clean up the oceans, replant trees to build up the forests, stop harmful deforestation and land development, and educate children and adults about how to take care of the environment. The major purpose has been caring for air and the earth's atmosphere, animal and plant life, humans and cultural development, and the planet's water.

 

Project Activities:

During the first two weeks in Zanzibar, Tanzania, participants will be involved with the outlined activities: mangrove trees re-planting; preparation of fish ponds for fish farms to support for 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 centres buildings if time and whether allows.

 

The last two weeks in Kenya, participants will be join conservation work at the Masai Mara National park doing the following activities: security on conservancy borders and within; day and night; data collection; monitoring wildlife movement; control cattle grazing; human movement control; ensure upkeep of the conservancy; treatment and rescue of orphaned wild animals with collaboration with other stakeholder’s i.e., WWF, Mara elephant project, community and others.

 

Study Part:

Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with both local communities in Tanzania and the Kenya. Various Discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be Environmental sustainability. 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:

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 utilise their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first week-end Participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second week-end we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. These are Jozani National Park, Blue safari swimming, water sports, tour to small islands and spice tours. In Kenya possibilities are hiking to Longoti Mountain, Hells’ Gate national Park, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru national Park, Masai Mara, and Cultural tourism along Masai communities.

 

Extra Fee: 

Participation fee of €200 or equivalent Tanzanian or Kenya shillings to be paid on arrival day to each Organization (total fee is €400).

 

Remarks:

Participants will be in Tanzania from 22nd June to 1st July 2017, then move from Zanzibar via Dar es Salaam to Nairobi, Kenya on 2nd July 2017 by road. The project will end in Kenya on 15th July 2017.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1725

15.07.-13.08.

Peace Building & Conflict Transformation  

(Caravan Camp)     

CULT/ SOCI

Kiboga (Uganda), Kuria (Kenya) & Dodoma (Tanzania)

15

 

Project Profile:

The signing of the peace agreements in Africa is indeed commendable and raises new hopes for peace and development. However, peace agreements do not automatically translate into a resolution of the grievances or issues which caused the conflict in the first place. From a peace builder’s perspective, these accords offer new opportunities to reorder society, its structures and institutions, processes and relationships, in a manner that diminishes the possibility of a recurrence of violence and improves the potential for social justice. Reconciliation among former protagonists at all levels is crucial for long-term peace and development. This project is organized under the auspices of Eastern Africa Voluntary Service Network (EAVS-Network) formally EAWA that is a regional platform bringing together volunteer involving organizations in the region. EAVS-Network has agreed to run the fifth edition of the program in 2016 involving three countries Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

 

Workcamp Activities:

This will be four weeks project rotating in the three Eastern African countries. The 2017 Caravan route will take off from Uganda moving to Kenya and finally in Tanzania. The activities for each country and dates are outlined as follows:

Uganda (15th to 24th July 2017): Community dialogue meetings, debates in education institutions, sports tournaments, peace match in the local streets and peace trees planting.

Tanzania (25th July to 3rd August 2017): Peace trees planting, environmental clean-up, youth leaders’ exchanges on peace and reconciliation through physical work, workshops and debates, exposure to FGM challenges in the community with focus on project theme.

Kenya (4th 13th August 2017): Peace trees planting, renovation and painting of community schools, training on African dance, drumming and singing as a tool of promoting peace, organize sports bonanzas and tournaments for peace building in the community. 

 

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 conflict transformation. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.

 

Accommodation and Food:

Participants will be accommodated in youth hostels/ dormitories, hostel, host family or combined. Please pay attention to the list of stuff you should bring to each country from the information sheet. 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:

In Uganda, the project will be hosted in Kiboga near Kampala while in Kenya it will be Kuria in Kisumu area. In Tanzania, 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. In Uganda the possibilities are hiking Kateera Hill and visiting Bukomero Market. In Kenya, we will have opportunity to Hike Mount Longoti, Hell’s Gate and wild life safaris. In Tanzania, possibilities are capital city sight seen, Kondoa Irangi rock painting, wildlife safari, cultural-eco tourism among many options.

 

Extra Fee: 

Participation fee of €150 to be paid on arrival day to each hosting organization (total €450).

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1726

20.07.-26.08.

Youth Volunteers for Development

MANU/ EDU

Nampula & Dodoma

10

 

Project Profile:

This project is co-hosted by two organizations: AJOV in Mozambique and UVIKIUTA in Tanzania. The first two weeks of the program will be spent in Mozambique and the second half in Tanzania. This project aims to contribute to the empowerment of young women and men through improved educational facilities. Poor education facilities including the learning environment has been one of the factors contributing to poor performance hence hinder the possibility of managing development challenges like unequal rights, a lack of awareness of rights, low literacy rates, dependency, limited access to education and opportunities to earn a living, and poverty. Participants’ time, skills, and ideas are expected to help in building solidarity and support for young women and men in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods.

 

Workcamp Activities:

In the first two weeks in Mozambique, participants will be involved the in the following activities:

  • Renovating a primary school earlier build by AJOV as well as carry out other environmental activities in collaboration with the local authorities.

In the last two weeks in Tanzania, participants will be involved in the following activities:

  • Renovation and painting of school buildings

  • Participating in greening school campaign through provision of garbage separation facilities and composting

  • Tree planting and environmental beautification activities.

 

Study Part:

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

 

Accommodation and Food:

Accommodation will be different in each country. However, it will be comfortable for all participants. Options are students’ hostel, tents, school classrooms or all combinations of all. Clean water 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:

Participants of this project are privileged to be at the heart of most famous cultural, natural and attractions in Africa. In Mozambique, the project will be located Nampula is a province located in northern Mozambique. Its capital is the city of Nampula, located about 2150 km north of Maputo, the capital. In Tanzania, 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 provide opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. In Mozambique, possibilities are visit Mozambique Island UNESCO in 1991 as a World Heritage Site, the city has, among other monuments of value, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Baluarte, dated 1522, at the north end of the island (single architecture model Manueline in Mozambique), and the Fortress of San Sebastian, the largest in southern Africa, fully erected between 1588 and 1620, with ballast stones of the ships, some of which still find themselves on the nearest beach.

In Tanzania, we will have possibilities to see wild animals at Ngorongoro crater & Lake Manyara National Park as well cultural tourism in Masai communities and Kondoa Irangi.

 

Terminal:

Participants of this project will be picked up at Nampula Airport (Mozambique) or any of the bus stations or railway stations in Nampula, Mozambique. You may wish to arrange your departure to be Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar International Airports in Tanzania.

 

Extra Fee:

Participation fee of €200 or equivalent Tanzanian or Kenya shillings to be paid on arrival day to each Organization (total fee is €400).

 

Remarks:

Program participants are expected to spend time in Mozambique from 20th July to 5th August 2017. After the project they will have free time for road travel and break before starting of the program in Tanzania from 10th to 26th August 2017. Travel arrangement, means and exactly time will be communicated in the information sheet.

 

 

Project Code

Date

Name

Type

Location

Vols.

TZ.UV.1729

31.07.-27.08.

Sustainable Community Development

MANU/ SOCI

Dodoma (Tanzania) &

Limuru

(Kenya)

10

 

Project Profile:

This project will be co-hosted by two organizations in East Africa: UVIKIUTA in Tanzania and CIVS in Kenya under the theme “Sustainable community development”. The first two weeks of the program will be spent in Tanzania and the second half in Kenya. This project aims to contribute to the empowerment of young women and men through improved educational facilities. Poor education facilities including the learning environment has been one of the factors contributing to poor performance hence hinder the possibility of managing development challenges like unequal rights, a lack of awareness of rights, low literacy rates, dependency, limited access to education and opportunities to earn a living, and poverty. Participants’ time, skills, and ideas are expected to help in building solidarity and support for young women and men in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods.

 

Workcamp Activities:

In Tanzania, participants of this project will be involved in:

  • Renovation and painting of school buildings

  • Participating in greening school campaign through provision of garbage separation facilities and composting

  • Tree planting and environmental beautification activities

In Kenya, participant will be working at Marianne Centre, which focuses on people with mild to moderate mental disabilities, varying from Down syndrome to Autism, from the age of 16 to 35 years. Activities will include cleaning of the entire centre so that when school reopens then students find it well cleaned, landscaping including planting of trees and flowers and farm work which includes working in the greenhouse and open field.

 

Study Part:

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

 

Accommodation and Food:

In Tanzania, participants will be accommodated at the students’ hostel in the community. Clean water and electricity will be available. In Kenya, accommodation will be at the project; in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. There will be separate rooms for male and female volunteers. Please pay attention to the information sheet regarding the list of things to bring to the project. 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: We will not provide food outside the designated project area.

 

Location:

Participants of this project will be privileged to be at heart of most famous cultural, natural and attractions countries in Africa. In Tanzania, the project location will be hosted in Dodoma municipality (newly declared capital of Tanzania in the central part). In Kenya, the project will be hosted in Limuru area.

 

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. In Tanzania, we will have possibilities to see wild animals at Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park as well cultural tourism in Masai communities and Kondoa Irangi. In Kenya, possibilities are hiking to Longoti Mountain, Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, and cultural tourism along Masai communities.

 

Terminal:

Participants of this project will be picked up at Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) or any of the bus or railway stations in Dar es Salaam.

 

Extra Fee:

Participation fee of €200 or equivalent Tanzanian or Kenya shillings to be paid on arrival day to each organization (total fee is €400).

 

Remarks:

Participants will be in Tanzania from 31st July to 13th August 2017 then move from Dodoma via Arusha to Nairobi by Road. It will take approximately 12 hours in the tip. In Kenya, the project will be from 14th to 27th August 2017.