SDG advocate volunteers shall be expected to be engaged in the following activities:-
Community Service (Hands-on activities): Planting trees is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Selected native trees species will be selected; this helps to preserve the environment and biodiversity. Planting will take place in the eco-village, Public places, school locations and other protected biodiversity sites. By planting trees during this program Volunteers will be helping Provide wildlife habitats & support biodiversity, Nutrition through fruits and medicinal plants, Plant native Tanzania/Coastal trees, Enhance the natural landscape, and offset CO2 emissions.
SDGs Education and awareness: This activity aims to inform volunteers , community members and all targeted about Sustainable development goals, mobilize great support for action for SDGs grassroots participation and providing tools to engage critically with global development issues to foster ideas and change attitudes. This will be implemented through workshops, debates, discussions, educational tours, community events, sports and other creative arts and music events.
2019 International Volunteers’ Day event: International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. Volunteers will organise variety of activities to mark the day.
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.
The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are Capital city sight seen, Kondoa Irangi rock painting, wild life safari, cultural-eco tourism among many other options.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large.
Grassroots ownership of the SDGs is one of the factors which will lead to the desired results. In this regard, awareness creation forms part of change-oriented communication in which all the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and target are communicated to community groups in response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This project is therefore a platform for volunteers and other interested members where they become stimulated to contribute their own ideas and energies, thus contributing to live debates on sustainable issues. This will be realized through community events, interactive sessions on the SGDs and their targets, capacity building for community stakeholders and dialogue with local Government authorities in relations to SDGs and the targets.
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?
Basic knowledge in development work: Potential volunteer in this project shall be the one who is interested or who want to know more about local and international development issues. A person who is open minded, open to learn and contribute, informed about what is happening in his/her community and a bit globally.
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on the 6th December 2019, after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is on the 7th December 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.