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UV.STV-10 TANZANIA Jambiani- ZANZIBAR ARTS-CULT-EDU 08/06/2020 20/06/2020

Basic Information

 

Project code: UV.STV-10

Project name: Arts & Culture

Starting date: 8th June 2020

Type: ARTS-CULT-EDU

Ending date: 20th June 2020

Location: Jambiani- ZANZIBAR

Number of Volunteers: 6

Min. age: 16

Max. age: 99

Participation Fee: €250

Description

Jambiani is an old fishing village on the southeast coast of Zanzibar between Paje and Makundichi.  Jambiani has a laidback vibe with friendly local people who mix with tourists. The community has a strong seaweed culture with many farms dotting the coastline and employing a good number of locals, mainly women. There is also a good number of local young artist in the beach areas making their living through arts, crafts, music, drama etc. This volunteer project is aiming to connect volunteers, young artist as well community members to raise awareness on various development issues especially those related to HIV-AIDS, environmental cleaning, youth heath and sustainable development goals.

Activities

  • Arts work: Volunteers will join local artists mostly those involve in painting and handcraft to exchange knowledge, skills and experiences in their working stations as well creating arts that speaks and raise awareness to the development issues.
  • Local music and dancing class: Participate in composing music and practice traditional dancing with awareness messages
  •   Cleaning: Community and beach clean ups
  • Local Youth Initiative: Helping local young people to improve art skills, producing quality products we well help in marketing for their produce in supporting of their livelihood.

Accommodation & Food

 

At the community residential house. Get ready to share room with other 2-4 volunteers of the same sex. Toilets and washrooms will be outside the house. Water and electricity will be available. No beds, however we will have mattresses to lay on the floor. Our kitchen-volunteer staff will be available to prepare meals however, each volunteer will be required to help in meals preparation. Vegetarian meals will be available for the entire period of the project.

 

Location & Leisure

 

Jambiani is an old fishing village on the southeast coast of Zanzibar between Paje and Makundichi.  Jambiani has a laidback vibe with friendly local people who mix with tourists. The community has a strong seaweed culture with many farms dotting the coastline and employing a good number of locals, mainly women. Their main source of income is fishing and seaweed farming.  Jambiani is the best destination in Zanzibar Island to get a good insight of the local way of life and everything is in walking distance. The beach is located 2 Min away from the accommodation. Possibilities for free time activities includes:

  • Spicy tour & Zanzibar stone town tour
  • Visiting Islands (Prison, Pongwe, Mnemba, Uzi etc)
  • Dolphin tour, Blue lagoon, safari Blue and Fishing game
  • Jozani Forest with cultural and eco tours
  • Sun set at Kae Funk
  • Jambiani Village tour and Jambiani Snorkelling

Remarks (Other Information)

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.

Special Requirements

  • Interest in outdoor activities
  • Interest to work around Arts and culture topics
  • Skills or interest to learn arts, handcraft, music, dancing
  • Motivation and interest to do voluntary work
  • Interest to do work outdoors manual work including painting
  • Interested to work with young people
  • Be open minded, interested on other cultures
  • Flexible and be able to adopt easily

 

Nearest Airport

Zanzibar International Airport

Meeting Point 

Volunteers will be picked up at Kiponda Bed & Breakfast accommodation, located along Kiponda Street in Zanzibar Stone town on the 8th June 2020 at 16:00 hrs. (You may wish to reserve your accommodation in this place if arriving before the date/time indicated). Visit their website or call the manager for reservation.