About the local hosting organizationUVIKIUTA
About the volunteer workProject 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 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. Since sports have been very popular, we are expecting to use sports as a tool to mobilize the community members to participate. Project Activities: Participants will be involved in the following outlined activities:- Mangrove trees re-planting; Language teaching to the children and young people to enhance their communication skills; Organizing sports activities with the purpose of sharing environmental conservation education; Painting of school/Health centres buildings. Study part: 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.
Local accommodationAccommodation: 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. Food: 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.
About the project locationLocation 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. 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.
Extra info about the projectParticipation fee is 250€ to pay on arrival