Nature Conservation and Sustainable Living
Description: Nature conservation and sustainable living is a project aiming complement the work which has been done at UVIKIUTA eco village development project. The Eco Village initiative is a community designed to address challenges to attain sustainable development. Village members are united by shared ecological, socio – economic and cultural spiritual values and are characterized by efficiency energy use, enhanced recreational values, encouraging biogas and local food production, sustainable reliance on local resources and investing on environmental conservation.
Type of Work: Volunteers will be engaged in the following outlined activities: Tree Nursery: Seedling of local indigenous tree spices to be distributed to the local community for conservation of water sources and biodiversity. Organic demonstration garden: Establishment of organic garden demonstration plot for educational purpose; which will include Soil Building, Build the garden beds, Plant vegetable seeds and mulch, Build trellises and teepees for beans and tomatoes, Plant a herb garden, Putting various plants in pots.Fencing the garden: Building fence to separate the garden with the rest of activities for easy management and care.
Accommodation: Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation, host family or at the project. Vegetarian meals will be available. The team will include one kitchen supervisor to manage meals, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.Accommodation: Basic accommodation facility will be provided in the community. Volunteers should expect sharing accommodation with other volunteers from the same or other projects. Electricity and water will be available. However no washing machine.
Language: English, Kiswahili
Requirements: Potential candidate for this project should consider the minimum conditions outlined below: Interest to work outdoor and in the nature, Interested in other cultures, Eager to learn and share, Patient and committed, Creative and flexible, Open minded and good team player, Able to work under less supervision and minimum resources
Approximate Location: Magole is a home of UVIKIUTA’ eco village development project. From Dar es Salaam city center the community is located about 35km to the south. The community is accessible from the city center through public and private transport. Most of important facilities like telecom signal, banking, shopping and health are accessible in the community.
Notes: Expect to join outdoor activities in the morning for about 4-5 hours and then some educational activities for 1-2 hours in the afternoon, Monday to Friday.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays will be free for volunteers to do their personal activities including exploring what the region offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are: Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. Near Dar es Salam possibilities are; wildlife safari trips and cultural tourism activities.