Volunteers on this project will be engaged in a number of activities aiming to support various community development actions. These will include:-
Community action initiative: Using Music, Arts and Sports to support ongoing local actions like environmental conservation, gender equality and equity.
Arts and Music Workshops: Gatherings of project volunteers, Local musicians, artists and other interested members to have a common understanding of what arts and music is, 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.
Painting for sustainability: 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/gender equality messages through music and arts exhibitions. This might include some local cultural shows and exhibition targeting sustainable community message in the society.
Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation including vegetarians. We will have kitchen volunteer responsible in meals preparations, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.
Accommodation: At the communal house in the community. Rooms will be shared between 3-4 people, no bed but mattress on the floor (Comfortable enough). Water and electricity will be available. No washing machine available.
Saturdays, Fridays and Public holidays are considered free time for volunteers to explore what the regions can offer them in term of cultural and natural attractions. Being in Northern Tanzania known as the capital of cultural, natural and tourist attraction you will have a good number of options:-
Cultural & Eco tourism around Chagga communities in Kilimanjaro, Masai in Arusha and the neighboring regions.
Wild-life safari – Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks
Mountain Climbing- (Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru and others.
Water side relaxation: Lake Chala, water falls etc.
Gender equality has been an agenda in many of our local, National and international development goals for ages. Various positive strategies has been implemented Political, socially and economically to ensure equality. However despite all these efforts equality has not been realized not only in Tanzania but around the world.
Based on this fact, this project expected to bring volunteers with Sustainable development ideas and initiative messages to the society through the universe languages and actions of Sports, Music & Arts to create meaningful events to address gender inequality issues and climate change.
Motivation letter: ML should respond to the following questions; why would you like to participate in this project? (Your main motive), How do you plan to contribute to this project? What do you hope to learn and gain from this experience? How will you make advantage of this experience for the “next step” in your life?
Creativity and Flexibility: This project is not independent by itself. It has been designed to complement other projects like Environment, gender, education, children etc. It requires creativity to adopt to the current topics, it require flexibility to adopt to the project as well local realities.
This project is suitable for a person who is interested in Sports, Arts and Music, cultural exploration and UN- sustainable development goals themes (SDGs).
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on the 19th July 2019, after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is on the 20th August 2019, before 09:00am. If you wish to stay longer you are advised reserve another accommodation early in advance.
Visas: Most citizens of different countries requires visa to enter Tanzania. Based on the previous experience we would like to advise you to apply for business visas. It is volunteers’ responsibility to make sure having right visas and travel documents. Business visas can be obtained at the Airport or any boarder entry when arriving Tanzania.
Invitation letter: Once volunteer is accepted, he/she will be issued an official invitation letter (IL) to join the project. This is very important document to support your visas process.