Tanzania | Kunst en sociaal

Samen met 7 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 19 dagen naar een kunst en sociaalproject.
Het project duurt van 11 t/m 30 november.

Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 300.
Volunteers are expected to bring their creativity, ideas and drive and participate in this Arts and designing for Livelihood in the community. Participating in this project will be helping local artisans and business owners to develop their products and to promote them. In return the local artisans and small business owners will share with you their own inspiration which may reflect on your own future creations and ideas. Over the three weeks program volunteers will work with local business owner to help to improve and develop the range of products and how they are marketed at a social enterprise. Based on the volunteers’ individual skill and interest, this will be some of the activities:- • Research new techniques and generation of ideas for new products in the particular business • Deliver training sessions on new techniques or designs for local artisans and small business owners • Development of marketing strategies to promote sales and/or raise awareness of art products and the social enterprise • Assist with production and sale of local arts and crafts products
ACCOMMODATION: a) Type of accommodation  Volunteers will be accommodated at Youth accommodation or host family  Basic accommodation facilities will be provided.  Expect to share rooms with 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)  Towels  Mosquito repellent 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 UVIKIUTA’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 Participants at the accommodation. e) Meals on transit between airports and to/from Project, during tourism or outside designated project area are Participants responsibility. f) No reimbursements will be made for participant who misses their included meals. g) We will have permanent support staff to help in the kitchen. However Participants 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 you a water bottle.
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  Dar es salaam tour: Museums, Beach and historical/cultural sites  Overnight in Bagamoyo town (Swimming, historical site seen and eco-tourism)  Overnight in Mikumi National Park (2 days, one night safari viewing animals as well Masai cultural tourism, Selous game reserve (Wild life safari including camping safari, walking safari among many other options).  Selous game reserve etc. . 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 in your 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 Previous participants over the years with affordable rates while quality, safety and security prioritized.
THE PROJECT: Livelihood is a means of making a living. It encompasses people’s capabilities, assets, income and activities required to secure the necessities of life. Obtaining a livelihood has been a struggle for a good number of people especially in urban settlement due to the high rate of unemployment. Initiatives has been taken to form women, Youth and cooperative and microfinance groups to address the issue hence achieve Livelihood. These initiatives are aiming to enable urban families construct a diverse portfolio of activities and social support capabilities in order to survive and to improve their standards of living. Arts and designing for Livelihood is project that aim aims to support local small business initiatives that specialize in a variety of different products such as tailoring, decorative items, drawing, jewellery, mat woven, food etc. The small business owners on which most of women and young people already have a market for their goods and services but are in need of support in helping them to extend their product range, designing display them physically or in a brochure to attract more sales and also to look at branding and quality.
Volunteers are expected to be creative and studying either an arts based course, designing, tailoring, marketing, sustainable development or just interested to experience those topics and activities. You should be as well open minded, flexible, ability to work under less supervision and limited resources. Kindly bring a positive attitude, lots of ideas, and a willingness to work as part of a team to make the most out of this project.
Most countries will need visa to stay in the country. Volunteers are requested to visit and RECEIVE updated information from Tanzania High commissions or Embassies in their respective counties. Volunteers need to apply for a business visa which is valid for 90 days and cannot be extended. This visa can be obtained at the airport on arrival and other entry boarders. Official invitation letter from UVIKIUTA is required. Volunteers without Business visa cannot be accepted in this project.
Projectnaam

Arts and designing for Livelihood

Projectcode

UV.A-1830-3

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

11-11-2018

Einddatum

30-11-2018

Aantal vrijwilligers

8 (3 mannen en 5 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

16 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300

Taal

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