Environmental conservasion, Mangrove trees Planting and Teaching Foreign Languages in ZANZIBAR ISLANDS.
Description: Forest makes an important contribution to the environmental quality. Besides creating a renewable raw material, they can help to control soil erosion, flooding and avalanches, help to balance the earth’s atmosphere by carbon sequestration, improve the landscape, support variety of flora and fauna, and offer opportunities for leisure and recreation. The mangrove forests along south-west coast of Zanzibar island have been affected so much by human activities, including waste dumping, poor fishing methods, bush fire, cutting wood for domestic energy, construction and business. The impact of these practices has been very visible which includes increasing of water level, disappearing of various important tree species, change of seasons, drought, changing of fresh water to salt water etc.
Type of Work: This project is organized to support the local environment management committees. Among many activities, the volunteers will be involved in: a) Raising awareness on environmental issues b) Collecting mangrove seeds c) Tree planting (depending on the weather). Also volunteers will participate in various foreign languages classes that expected to empower local youth and women to carry on economic activities, hence improving their standard of living when they have foreign language skills. This is because during the successful language projects carried out in this community in 2018, many international volunteers (who were teaching Italian and English in different places), expressed a strong interest in being exposed to the local culture.
Study Theme: Development sustainability: Increasing Environmental and Foreign languages skills. Free time: During the weekends, the volunteers will have the opportunity to visit various attractions in Zanzibar. This can be done through support from local volunteers in form of individually or we could also organize a group visit. Some possible activities are: Safari blue (swimming, snorkeling, seafood lunch, sports at sand banks), Beach & Nature trip (visiting Jozani Forest, Spice tour, swimming with dolphins) and Stone town tour.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a local residential house in the community or volunteer house or host family.
Language: English is the official work camp language but the volunteers have the opportunity to learn Kiswahili that is the national language in Zanzibar - Tanzania and other African countries.
Requirements: Volunteer profile: Interested in environmental issues; Interested in working with young people; Flexible and quick to adapt to a new living environment; Creative, open-minded and able to work with limited resources.
Approximate Location: The international volunteer project takes place in South West cost, an old Swahili town in Urban West Region in the Western part of Zanzibar, Tanzania along the Indian Ocean.
Notes: We provide accommodation for volunteer who arrive in the country before the start of the project and for those who stay a bit longer as they are waiting for their return flights. In case you require these services, you should inform us at least ten day before the start of the project so that we can make the necessary arrangements at our end. A little payment of 20 € per day for bed and meals will be charged.