Volunteers will be engaged in on the outlined activities below:-
Walking and exploration of indigenous communities living on the slopes of the Mount Kilimanjaro. (Introduction to issues around globalization, environment and tourism and its impact on local economy and cultures)
Home stay/visits and cultural experience (Be a friends, grandchild, child, sister or brother) in a local family,
Working with elders, orphans and vulnerable children (storytelling, excursions, sports and community gatherings events, hygiene and cleaning, provide support on their daily activities) to make them feeling valued, included and supported.
Kiswahili Language Classes, arts and Crafts;
Study Part: Educational tours to various destinations related to the project theme, Workshops, debates and other social events involving various generations of the community will be organized. Topics for discussion will include rites of passage, modern & traditional religion and its impact on social and economic aspects of the community. Volunteers are encouraged to study the topic in advance in their own local context and bring information for sharing.
Accomodation and food
Volunteers will be hosted in communal house in the community. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided. Expect to share room with or other volunteers. There is no beds, however comfortable mattresses will be laid down. Water and electricity will be available. Three meals will be provided either at the host family or workplace. Vegetarian options will be available.
Location and leisure
The word "Marangu" means a place with too many water streams. It is one of the most popular places in Tanzania. Located at the foot of Africa's tallest mountain, the quaint village of Marangu offers fascinating insight into both modern Tanzanian life and into the lives of the Chagga people who once withstood vicious Maasai raids through the ingenious use of tunnels. Many Marangu residents are farmers growing bananas, vegetables and coffee. However, the biggest source of income is tourism. The Marangu route is the most popular hiking route in Africa. The facts and reality of Marangu makes this place accessible with all social, economic and security facilities. You will not regret to be in Marangu, Kilimanjaro.
Being in Northern Tanzania known as the capital of cultural, natural and tourist attraction you will have a good number of options:
Cultural & Eco-tourism around Chagga communities in Kilimanjaro, Maasai in Arusha and the neighboring regions.
Hiking – there is a possibility of hiking in Kilimanjaro Mountain’s nature forest.
Wild-life safari – Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks.
Mountain Climbing – Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru and others.
Water side relaxation – Lake Chala, waterfalls etc.
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Differences in opinions, tastes, believe, other social and cultural norms in todays’ society is obvious. There are many factors but generational could be one of them. Due to technology and globalization the gaps has been even wider leading to serious issues like discrimination, loosing social values and traditional education (Indigenous knowledge) and connection to the nature among many others. This project is aiming to explore, understand, challenge and act on the cross-generational issues leading to enhancing peace, solidarity and sustainable development. The project will involve people of different generations (Younger and older) in order to exchange experience and pass on knowledge.
Volunteers will be picked up at Umoja Lutheran Hostel, located along Liwali Street in Moshi town on the 16th February 2020 at 16:00 hrs. (You may wish to reserve your accommodation in this place if arriving before the date/time indicated.)
Non-Tanzanian volunteers are required to have business visa in order to join this project. Visa is available online and can be also obtained at the airport or other border of entry on arrival by presenting UVIKIUTA invitation letter.
Potential volunteers are expected to be outgoing, flexible, interest on other culture, willing to share, exchange stories and independent.