Environmental Conservation and Awareness
Description: This project has been designed enhance environmental sustainability in answering the needs of preserving the environmental of Sakasaka. It has been reported that most of the coastal lines in Tanzania are in danger of erosion, distributed marine life habitats and many other problems as a result of cutting mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. In the past many kinds of fish and shrimps are living there, but now it is quite difficult to find the species anymore. 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.
Type of Work: Participants will be involved in the following outlined activities: - Mangrove trees re-planting; environmental conservation awareness 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 local school. Be flexible since more activities might be added based on the weather and number of volunteers enrolled in the project.
Study Theme: Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with locals in community. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be Coastal Environmental Conservation. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.
Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in the communal house located in the host community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you.
Language: The official language of this project is English and Kiswahili. You do not have to be fluent.
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.
Approximate Location: Kibele is a village with a very small population in Central Part of Zanzibar. It is located about 15km from stone town and the place can be accessible by both public and private transport. It is a rural community close to the state University of Zanzibar, Tunguu and Kigongoni communities. Its isolation from the city makes it very quiet, relaxing and people can enjoy this nice place.
Notes: *Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.
*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 ...
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