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.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van EUR 250.
The major aspect of this project will be focusing on community life styles. Volunteers, Local Youth and Community members will have an opportunity to experience and exchange both work and leisure behavior patents in various activities, attitudes, interest, opinions and values. This activity will as well provide an opportunity to reflect on each involved person’s self-image or self-concept, the way they see themselves and believe and believe they are seen by other others. This is expected to be a composite of motivation, needs and wants influenced by factors such as culture, family, reference groups and social classes. In realization of the above objective. Participants will join series of activities that will include:- Community economic Life Sea weeding: Participating in seed preparation, planting and harvesting Agriculture: Planting bananas, Cassava, Coconut etc. and harvesting Fishing: Joining local fisherman’ activities local fishing boat as well hooks Social-Cultural life Traditional medicine and health care (Learning and experience) Rituals: Visiting ritual sites, learning and understanding Ceremonies: Participating in wedding, initiation and other traditional and religious ceremonies Family life: Home visits, storytelling, cooking locals etc. Language exchange Intensive Swahili Language (1-2 Hours every day) Optional foreign Language teaching Class (1 hour per day preferably English, French and Spanish) Knowledge exchange Inter-generational exchange: age groups knowledge and experience sharing events Images of my (Self, Culture, Country etc.) Vs Others Community Exhibitions: Sharing various arts, music food etc.
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 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. FREE/LEISURE: 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: 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. 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. Intercultural and Youth leadership project encourage people from all walks of life to appreciate and understand distinct cultures and play a key role in creating productive dialogue across the world.
Volunteers need to be sufficient language proficiency to understand instruction given English OR Kiswahili. Be flexible, open minded and eager to learn, independent, commitment to treating others with respect, Non-judgemental approach that values different cultures, Interest in people, cultures and their stories and ability to work under less supervision.
Volunteers are ADVISED to avoid tourist/HOLIDAYS visa 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.
Islands Cultural Exposure
8 (3 mannen en 5 vrouwen)
16 t/m 99 jaar