Promote healthy living (Hygiene and reproductive health) through arts expression through drawing in school walls (Classrooms and toilets buildings).
Working with students after school hours developing dramas, composing songs/Music that promote learning, Peace and development
Participate in intensive Kiswahili Language Class
Workshops and debates with local schools on topics related to cultural differences
Educational activities (Study Part): Promoting Cultural exposure for Local and global peace & Understanding
Expected Outcome: Meeting of cultures, Increased understanding on social, economic and cultural realities of the world among the volunteers, students and the local community members; Increased understand/Knowledge of importance of arts in different development campaigns, Increased understanding of foreign languages.
Volunteers will be accommodate in a local school teachers’ residential houses. The house is a bit old but good enough to host a team of volunteers. They will be enough rooms for ladies and gents, shared toilet outside. No beds and volunteers will sleep on the mattresses on the floor. Water will be available as well electricity. Meals will be provided at the accommodation including vegetarians.
Jambiani is an old fishing village on the southeast coast of Zanzibar between Paje and Makundichi. Jambiani has a laid back vibe with friendly local people who mix with tourists. The community has population of Jambiani has a strong seaweed culture with many farms dotting the coastline and employing a good number of locals, mainly women. Their main source of income is fishing and seaweed farming. Jambiani is a best destination in Zanzibar Island to get a good insight into the local way of life and everything is in walking distance. Project accommodation facility is just bordering the sea. Volunteers will be privileged to enjoy sea side every day. Other possibilities may include Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. E.g. Local markets, stone town, enjoying 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.
It is believed that the world’s population recently passed more than 7 billion people, an incredible number to measure. In Tanzania, Africa as well around the world many people still barely meet anyone outside of a small circle of family, friends and community while even more never venture beyond the culture in which they were raised. Cultural exposure project is aiming to serve as an important means of introducing people around the world to realities they might not normally be exposed to. Many barriers have begun to fall between people around the world, with near-instantaneous communication allowing people on opposite sides of the world to meaningfully interact. Cultural exposure project encourage people from all walks of life to appreciate and understand distinct cultures and play a key role in creating productive dialogue across the world.
Sufficient language proficiency to understand instruction given in English
Be flexible, open minded and eager to learn
Independent, commitment to treating others with respect
Non-judgmental approach that values different cultures
Interest in people, cultures and their stories
Ability to work under less supervision.
Non-Tanzanian volunteers are required to have business visa in order to join this project. Visa is available online and can be also obtained at the airport or other boarder entry on arrival upon presentation of UVIKIUTA invitation letter.