COASTAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Participation fee is 250€ to pay on arrival Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : TZ.UV.1740
- Dispo : 6M / 6F (Total Part 12)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Project description: This project has been designed enhance environmental sustainability in answering the needs of preserving the coastal environment of Uzi Island. 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. Project Activities: Participants will be involved in the following outlined activities:-Mangrove trees re-planting; Preparation of fish ponds for fish farms to support community income generation to reduce pressure from the sea and mangrove forest; Support various activities of seaweed farmers with the purpose of creating diversity of economic activities; Language teaching to the Children and young people to enhance their communication skills; Painting of school/Health centres. Study part: Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with local community members in Uzi Island. 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.
Accommodation: 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.
Location of the Project: Uzi Island is among small islands of Zanzibar. The landscape of the Island is such attracting from it vegetation including coconut palms, mango trees and banana plantations. Uzi Island is also known as conserved area and is an ecological system with sea weed, corals and a big variation of plants, and sea- and land animals. The Island is located about 30km from Zanzibar stone town. 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. These will include Jozan National Park, Blue safari (Swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour etc.) Uzi Island itself offers a good variety of attractions which we will not have enough time to explore and enjoy everything.
Special Requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required; however a potential Participant for this project should be open minded, interested in Nature, outdoor activities and hand-on activities. Language: The official languages of this project are English and Kiswahili. You do not have to be fluent. Terminal: Participants of this project will be picked up at Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) or any of the Bus or Railway stations in Dar es Salaam. Extra Fee: Participation fee of €250 or equivalent Tanzanian shillings to be paid on arrival day. Participation fee does not cover the cost of medical/health services, all types of insurances, cost of transport to the community after the orientation, relevant Visas or permits, airport drop off on departure date, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However; participation fee does cover the cost of airport pickups on arrival, orientation on arrival, food and accommodation during the program and general running cost of the project.