A: Nature conservation
i) Establishment of Tree Nursery: Filling pots/bags with soil and manure ready to put seedlings to grow trees for the next seasons planting, watering and routine caring of the Tree nursery.
i) Establishment of Organic garden: Establishment of composting site, Collection of various medicinal plants and identification of potential uses, planting and insert labels for educational purpose.
ii) Biodiversity documentation: Volunteers will be involved in identification or tree species, animals and birds around and establish records for education and conservation purpose. (This may include photos, short descriptions etc.)
B: Education & Awareness
i) Environment Information & Education: Assist in Organization of actions that will allow community members to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. This will develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.
ii) Global Sustainable development goals 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, Music, Arts, Sports and other creative methodologies.
Volunteers will be hosted communal house in the community. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided. Expect to share room with other volunteers. Electricity will be available, No washing machine, toilet and bathrooms are inside and you will need to fetch water from outside the house water tape.
Meals will be prepared at the common Kitchen and the dining hall. Volunteers are expected to be involved and share kitchen duties.
i. Trying a variety of foods from other cultures is part of the project 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.
ii. 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 expenses.
iii. Volunteers with food allergies (e.g., nuts) must inform us about the existence and severity of the allergy well in advance for preparation.
iv. Three meals per day are provided to the Volunteers at the accommodation.
v. Meals on transit between airports and to/from Project, during tourism/Free time activities or outside designated project area are volunteer’s responsibility.
vi. No reimbursements will be made for volunteers who miss their included meals.
vii. Clean water will be provided. We will not pay for bottled water if is going to be your preference. Please bring water bottle with you.
This project will give you an opportunity to explore what the Nature in this part of the world offers to you. Some options are:-
i) 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.
ii) Near Dar es Salam possibilities are; wildlife safari trips (Selous game reserve/ Mikumi National Park, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands) eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (Beach, Museums, and Markets).
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. The goals 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.
Realization of these goals by 2030 will depend much on various factors on which Grassroots ownership is one of them. This International work camp is therefore aiming to make contribution through nature conservation activities. It is also a platform for volunteers and other interested members to become stimulated to contribute their own ideas and energies, thus contributing to live debates on sustainable issues.
Volunteers and participants of this projects are expected to be:
i) Interested or who want to know more about local and international development issues.
ii) A person who is open minded, open to learn and contribute, informed about what is happening in his/her community and a bit globally.
iii) Interested in working in Nature
iv) Flexible and ability to work under less supervision and minimum resources to bring desired results.
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on the 22nd December 2019, after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is on the 23rd December 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.