Environmental Advocacy Africa

Art in Tanzania is introducing and implementing environmentally-friendly solutions for the Tanzanian communities. For example, we are implementing the use of dry toilets, composting, and household water reuse. We also focus on eco-construction and planting bamboo as an eco-friendly solution to using as construction material. In addition, we emphasize sustainable tourism operations. Tanzanian communities are lacking the economic strength to implement environmentally friendly solutions in their households. Presently less than 50% of the households have a toilet. Interns are developing sustainable and affordable solutions including installing dry toilets for households and schools. We make use of solar-based water purification. Other green work includes developing compost, finding sustainable sources to facilitate cooking, developing tree and bamboo nurseries as well as increasing education in the neighborhood, and advocating for our causes. The wildlife safaris and other tourism operations are a local funding source for Art in Tanzania. Tourism also helps us with our efforts towards sustainability. We are developing an NGO business model to streamline revenue back into communities.

Placement Description

Daily Tasks

A common day is morning hours of practical fieldwork in the schools, tree planting programs, and communities. Afternoon time is tailored for program planning, reporting, and producing social media advocative content. Your placement is tutored by the academic-level team leader.

Networking

Art in Tanzania co-operates with the other NGOs for the program tasks. We are involved in several NGO consortiums to fight for children's rights and to develop nursery schools and orphanages. We have also been part of the EU Commission-funded Volunteer and Internship Development program EVOLVET.

Accommodation

Art in Tanzania volunteer eco-compound can accommodate up to 50 participants. We have single, double, and dormitory rooms. Each room is self-contained. We have office facilities and a garden canteen bar serving you at the idyllic African village surrounding.

Charity VISA

Interns: When staying less than 3 months (13weeks) you are to apply for a volunteer student visa (C2) and the fee is USD 50.   Volunteers: You apply for an Ordinary VISA (C1) when not exceeding 3 months (13 weeks) and the fee is USD 50.

COVID - 19 and Malaria

Tanzania's COVID-19 situation is good. We have had participants in the programs since May 2020 without problems. COVID-19 tests are available, also at the airport for traveling.
We recommend to take malaria prevention although the tests and medical care are easily available and at a low cost.

Safety

Tanzania is a peaceful country to visit and in our village, Madale, you can safely roam around day and night. We have been operating around since 1996 so our activities are well-known and appreciated y the local communities. We also have third-party security facilitation at the compound.

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