TZ.UVI.1712 Child & Community development
Work: Participants will be involved in the following outlined activities: Mangrove trees re-planting; environmental conservation awareness to the Children through music, drumming, dancing and sports. Volunteers will be involved as well in language teaching to the children and young people to enhance their communication skills. Extra activities will be renovation and painting of the community bus stop shed to provide descent shelter for children and community members during sunny and rainy days. Be flexible since more activities might be added based on the weather and number of volunteers enrolled in the project.
Location and leisure: Location of the Project: SakaSaka is a community along Indian Ocean with Mangrove beach. Community members are fishermen and farmers. It is very famous for production of variety of fruits and vegetable for local market in Zanzibar. The community is located about 7 Miles from the Centre of Zanzibar stone town. It is accessible by both private and public transport. Get ready to walk long distance before getting to the public bus station. Free time activities: The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first week-end Participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second week-end we will have an opportunity to 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.
Project hosted by: This project has been designed support children through community development activities. The project has taken into consideration the challenge faced by children and their community during rainy and sunny days, environmental destruction threatening the children’s’ future among many other issues. It has been reported that most of the coastal lines in Tanzania are in danger of erosion, distributed marine life habitats among many other problems as a result of cutting mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. It is more described that; in the past many kinds of fish and shrimps are living there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find the species anymore. Fisherman also needs to go further to the ocean to fish and it means much work they need to do to earn money. Zanzibar coastal lines are one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The end results of this project contribute to the preservation of natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion and marine life habitat.
Meeting point: Participants of this project will be picked up at Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) or any of the Bus or Railway stations in Dar es Salaam.
Requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required; however a potential Participant for this project should be flexible, open minded, interested in Nature, outdoor activities and hand-on activities.