Tree planting and establishment of community tree nursery: Planting trees is a great way to help reduce carbon emissions. Selected native tree species will be planted; helping to preserve the environment and biodiversity. For sustainable tree planting activities volunteers will engage in establishment of native tree nursery. By planting trees & tree nursery establishment volunteers will be helping to provide wildlife habitats & support biodiversity, nutrition through fruits and medicinal plants, plant native Tanzania, 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, music, arts, sports and other creative methodologies.
Local residential house in the village. Mattresses will be provided in shared room, water and electricity will be available. Our kitchen-volunteer staff will be available to prepare meals however, each volunteer will be required to help in meals preparation. Vegetarian meals will be available for the entire period of the project.
The word “Marangu” means a place with too many water streams. It is one of the most popular places in Tanzania. Located at the foot of Africa’s tallest mountain, the quaint village of Marangu offers fascinating insight into both modern Tanzanian life and into the lives of the Chagga people who once withstood vicious Maasai raids through the ingenious use of tunnels. Many Marangu residents are farmers growing bananas, vegetables and coffee. However, the biggest source of income is tourism. The Marangu route is the most popular hiking route in Africa. The facts and reality of Marangu makes this place to be accessible with all social, economic and security facilities. You will not regret to be in Marangu, Kilimanjaro.
As Northern Tanzania is known as the capital of cultural, natural and tourist attractions you will have a good number of options:
Cultural & Eco tourism around Chagga communities in Kilimanjaro, Maasai in Arusha and the neighboring regions.
Hiking – there is a possibility of hiking in Kilimanjaro mountain nature forest.
Wild-life safari – Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks.
Mountain Climbing – Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru and others.
Water side relaxation: Lake Chala, waterfalls etc.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are calling for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensuring 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 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 on various factors on which Grassroots ownership is one of them. This project is aiming to contribute to awareness creation leading to change-oriented communication where all the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets are communicated to community groups in response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This project is 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. This will be realized through community events, interactive sessions on the SDGs and their targets, capacity building for community stakeholders and dialogue with local Government authorities in relation to SDGs and the targets.
Potential volunteer on this project shall be:
The one who is interested or who wants to learn 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.
Interested in indoor and outdoor nature activities.
Flexible and be able to adopt easily to different realities.
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 border of entry on arrival by presenting UVIKIUTA invitation letter.