Preservation of over 4500 paintings and San people heritage and the environment at UNESCO protected Tsodilo Hills site in Northwest Botswana, Africa
Description: Tsodilo Hill is a UNESCO world heritage site situated in northwestern parts of Botswana, approximately 900 km northwest of capital city Gaborone. It was declared a heritage cultural site in 2001 for its unique paintings attributed to the spiritual and artistic diversity of the San people, first habitants of Botswana. It is, therefore important to preserve the intangible reflection of the traditional way of life of the San People or commonly known as Bushmen. The Tsodilo hills is regarded as spiritual home to the nearby communities, which the San and Hambukushu people dominates and practice subsistence hunting and pastoral farming.
Type of Work: The volunteers will provide support in the renovation of the camp sites and exhibition sites. Since the declaration of the Tsodilo as Heritage site, a lot of people especially interested in Archaeology and human studies throng the area frequently. Thus, the volunteers will participate in the archaeological and history educational tours. There are manual works, renovation and restoration of ancient rock paintings, caves and camp sites, which will be done time to time. The nearby Okavango Delta, recently recognized as World Heritage site provide the much need excursion to the volunteers during the workcamp rest days.
Accommodation: Tshodilo Hills Heritage Centre provides accommodation in camping sites. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own tents. Showers and bathrooms/toilets with running water are available. Please remember to bring very warm clothes, sleeping bags and working boots. Most importantly, workcamp is a platform for cultural exchange, volunteers should bring meal recipes and music of their own countries.
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CH-SCI 12.6 Town hall for culture (Lichtensteig SG)
09 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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