Tanzania | Kunst en cultuur

Samen met 7 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 14 dagen naar een kunst en cultuurproject.
Het project duurt van 9 t/m 23 november.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van EUR 250.
 Arts and Music Workshops: Gatherings of project volunteers, Local musicians, artists and other interested members to have a common definition and understanding of what is music, the power of music and arts, Importance of music and arts in our lives. Volunteers are expected to bring information from their own community for sharing during the workshops.  Young initiative: We will work with local young people to support them to building their capacity through English language classes, gymnastic activities, and other initiatives that will make them self-reliant taking advantage of tourism industry in their community. In exchange volunteers shall be ready to learn and practice some African music, dancing and drumming.  Hand-on activities: Sustainable community mural painting in public places, drawing images with sustainability messages for exhibition, songs composition, drama and other Arts activities. Volunteers are encouraged to bring painting or other art works with sustainability messages from their own communities for sharing.  Community engagement and Exhibition: Events that are expected to attract good number of community members and people outside the community to share sustainability messages through music and arts exhibitions. This might include some local cultural shows and exhibition targeting sustainable community message in the society.
ACCOMMODATION: a) Type of accommodation Volunteers will be hosted in communal house in the community. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided. Expect to share rooms with or other volunteers from the same or other projects. (No mix of different sex in the rooms). Volunteers’ relatives and friends can visit or staying over upon special approval. b) What you should bring for your accommodation (Very important)  Mosquito net  Bed sheets (at least 2 pieces) and pillow if you prefer one!  Towels, Rubber mattress  Mosquito repellent and coil if you can bring one c) Toiletries: Non-scented items are best because they do not attract insects. Zip-lock bags; Soap and shampoo; Sunscreen; Toothbrush and toothpaste; Comb and /or brush; Nail clippers; For women: sanitary napkins or tampons; For men: razor, shaving cream and blades; d) Health / Personal First aid kit: Best to store in strong, plastic bag and to keep dry and clean. Small supply of: disinfectant, Band-Aids, gauze and adhesive tape, calamine lotion, insect repellent, throat lozenges, pain killer, anti-acid, extra pair of prescription glasses, if available, and any on-going medication. FOOD: a) Trying a variety of foods from other cultures is part of program’s philosophy for an authentic experience in Tanzania, and may be both fun and challenging. Food on our projects generally reflects the local cuisine. Some foods that are part of a regular diet at your home country may not be available during the project. b) Vegetarians are accommodated and veg meals will be available. However volunteers with more specific dietary requirements may need to supplement the included meals at their own expense. c) Participants with food allergies (e.g., nuts) must inform us about the existence and severity of the allergy. d) Three meals per day are provided to the Volunteers at the accommodation. e) Meals on transit between airports and to/from Project, during tourism or outside designated project area are volunteer’s responsibility. f) No reimbursements will be made for volunteers who miss their included meals. g) We will have permanent support staff to help in the kitchen. However Volunteers are expected to give hand in meals preparations, dish washing, kitchen and dining room cleaning. h) Clean water will be provided. We will not pay for bottled water if is going to be your preference. Kindly bring with your OWN water bottle.
Uzi is a small island in the south of Zanzibar’s main island Unguja. Little has changed in Uzi during the last centuries. Most of the island's 5000 people are fishermen and farmers. The island is located in the Menai bay conservation area which forms an important ecosystem of mangrove forests, sea grass beds, islands with fresh water forest, coral reefs and a large diversity of plants, land and water animals, including dolphins, African Sea Eagles, and protected marine turtles. The Island is located about 34km south of Zanzibar Stone town. Few public buses are making routes on daily basis. During high tide, Uzi can only be reached by boat. It is common that during the project the tides situation will change, we will have to make good time planning when required to go out or inside the Island. a) When is your free time?  Break hours during working days  Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays  You may wish to arrive earlier before the project or stay longer after to enjoy the most of what this country offer. b) What are the possibilities  Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc.  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.  If you are arriving earlier or staying longer there are more safari options to the World’s great National Parks, Cultural and eco-tourism that Tanzania offers. c) Important advise  Be aware of people trying to invite you for safari and tours, they might not help that much as most of them are not licensed or registered for such kind of business  It is always cheaper and even fun to do these activities with other volunteers as a team. You might want to wait until the orientation day to plan together  If needed we can provide some recommendations for companies which has been providing services to our volunteers for years with affordable rates while quality, safety and security prioritized.
THE PROJECT: Music and Arts expression has been used for ages in various audiences as a vehicle to deliver messages. Its role in human life needs no overemphasis since it affects all aspects of human kind. Music & Arts for community action project is expected to bring volunteers with Sustainable development ideas and initiative messages to the society through the universe language of music and arts. This project aims to develop and create meaningful events and performing arts programs embodying development through culture, the natural outcome of creative people collaborating to achieve sustainable development in the world. Through music and arts the project is expecting to increase awareness of positive use of Available resources including our own talents to bring sustainable future.
This project is suitable for a person who is open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adopt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities, Arts, craft, music and with ability to work independently, under less supervision and minimum resources.
Volunteers are ADVISED to avoid tourist/Holidays visas since it does not work for this kind of program in Tanzania. Business visa is suitable for the program and it can be easily obtained at the airport or other boarder entry on arrival. The visa is valid for 90 days and it cannot be extended.

Zanzibar: Music & Arts for community action




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Aantal vrijwilligers

8 (3 mannen en 5 vrouwen)


16 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 250


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