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UV-A1830 TANZANIA Uzi Island (ZANZIBAR) ENVI-EDU-CULT 09/11/2018 23/11/2018

Code: UV-A1830

Name: Sustainable Living

Type: ENVI-EDU-CULT

Location: Uzi Island (ZANZIBAR)

Dates: 09.11.2018-23.11.2018

Age: 18+

 

Description of Location

Uzi is a small island in the south of Zanzibar‘s main island Unguja. Little has changed in Uzi during the last centuries. Most of the island's 5000 people are fishermen and farmers. The island is located in the Menai Bay Conservation area which forms an important ecosystem of mangrove forests, sea grass beds, islands with fresh water forest, coral reefs and a large diversity of plants, land and water animals, including dolphins, African Sea Eagles, and protected marine turtles. The Island is located about 34km south of Zanzibar Stone town. Few public buses are making routes on daily basis. During high tide, Uzi can only be reached by boat. It is common that during the project the tides situation will change, we will have to make good time planning when required to go out or inside the Island.

Description of the Project
In Tanzania as other countries around the world, sustainable living is a hot topic. Many people may have heard about sustainable living and are not sure exactly what it means. Lack of knowledge and exposure has significantly increase lifestyles that cause more environmental damage for future generations to deal with. Sustainable living applies to almost every part of daily life hence there is an importance to be addressed. Sustainable living project is an initiative that is aiming to address challenges to attain sustainable development in Uzi Village. Members of this village are united by shared socio – economic and cultural spiritual values. However some threats to sustainability have been poor mangrove forest management, sustainable fishing and farming and diversification of livelihood opportunities to attain sustainable living.

Project Activities
Volunteers are expected to participate in the following specified activities:

Accommodation
Volunteers will be hosted in communal house in the community. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided. Expect to share rooms with or other volunteers from the same or other projects. (No mix of different sex in the rooms). Volunteers‘ relatives and friends can visit or staying over upon special approval. Bring with you; Mosquito net, Bed sheets (at least 2 pieces) and pillow if you prefer one, Towels, Rubber mattress and Mosquito repellent.

Food
Trying a variety of foods from other cultures is part of UVIKIUTA‘s philosophy for an authentic experience in Tanzania, and may be both fun and challenging. Food on our projects generally reflects the local cuisine. Some foods that are part of a regular diet at your home country may not be available during the program. Vegetarians can be accommodated. However volunteers with more specific dietary requirements may need to supplement the included meals at their own expense. Participants with food allergies (e.g., nuts) must inform the organisation about the existence and severity of the allergy.

Three meals per day are provided to the Volunteers at the accommodation. Meals in transit between airports and to/from Project, during tourism or outside designated project area are volunteer‘s responsibility. No reimbursements will be made for volunteers who miss their included meals.

Location
Uzi is a small island in the south of Zanzibar‘s main island Unguja. Little has changed in Uzi during the last centuries. Most of the island's 5000 people are fishermen and farmers. The island is located in the Menai Bay Conservation Area which forms an important ecosystem of mangrove forests, sea grass beds, islands with fresh water forest, coral reefs and a large diversity of plants, land and water animals, including dolphins, African Sea Eagles, and protected marine turtles.

Leisure activities

Remarks (Other Information)
You are expected to pay a program participation fee of €250. Participation fee does not cover the cost of medical/health services, all types of insurances, cost of transport to the community (From you home to Pemba Island and return), Business visas fee, airport drop off on departure day, 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 project, transport to project sites and other designated project activities as well general running cost of the program.

Special conditions

Arrival Terminal
Zanzibar International Airport. Meeting point, date and time: Volunteers will be picked at River man Hotel- Stone Zanzibar, located behind Anglican Christ Cathedral (Former slave market) on specified above starting date of the project at 03:00pm. If you wish to stay in this hotel before or after the project you can book online and specify that you are one of the UVIKIUTA volunteers. Since this place is famous and accessible from both Zanzibar ferry port and Zanzibar International Airport- there will be NO airport pick up service. Provide your travel information at least seven working days before the project start. This should include Arrival date, time, flight or other means of transport number and destination (Terminal).Please be advised that, we can ONLY provide pick services from the Riverman Hotel, Zanzibar stone town.