Volunteers on this project will be engaged in a number of activities aiming to support nature conservation actions. These will include:-
Community action initiative: Using Music, Arts and Sports activities to support ongoing nature conservation activities.
Arts and Music Workshops: Gatherings of project volunteers, Local musicians, artists and other interested members to have a common definition and understanding of what arts and music is, the power of music and arts, Importance of music and arts in our lives and its contribution to bring sustainable future. 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, Sundays and Public holidays is always free for volunteers to take advantage of the richness in natural, cultural and tourist attraction of Zanzibar to explore. Possibilities are:-
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.
Nature conservation 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 we still have long way to realized conserved nature not only in Tanzania but around the world.
This project is aiming to use Music, Arts and sports to contribute to the local and National existing strategies contributing to nature conservation. 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 and sports in this particular action is expected to bring volunteers with sustainable development ideas, initiative messages to the society through the universe language of music, art and sports actions. Music, arts and sports project is expecting to increase awareness on importance of conservation.
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?
This project is not independent by itself. It has been designed to complement other projects like Environment, education, children etc. It requires creativity to adopt to the current topics, it requires flexibility to adopt to the project as well local realities.
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on the 27th September, 2019, after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is on the 28th September, 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.