Tengeneza Generation (TEG) (TZA-41)


Type: Environmental/Green Projects: Environmental awareness raising - Country: Tanzania

Brief description and main aims

TEG is a youth-led, non-profit organization founded by close friends and proactive young people in Tanzania. It is managed by independent, local professionals experienced in international development and community development projects and capacity building, through participation in a broad range of human rights, WASH, Environment and Poverty Reduction. 

The organization was established in 2014 and is focusing on sustainable livelihood and environment. TEG is determined to play a leading role in assisting rural Tanzanian communities in Morogoro to develop economically and socially. All activities are delivered at the heart of the rural communities by local young people who are active agents for change.

Main Activities

TEG’s mission is to build sustainable projects and engage with local young people in the active participation of project upkeep. Currently, the organization has three programs and all of them are operating in participatory manner whereby community get a chance to be a major stakeholders:

  • Tupendane’ is a Swahili word which means ‘let’s love one another’. A program aimed to fundraise and raise awareness of discrimination against people with disabilities.
  • ‘Mimi Na Mazingira’, which means I and Environment, is an ongoing project that aims to support the environmental conservation and protection initiatives. Through this program, TEG launched a project called ‘Ecotourism development for adaptation to climate change effects and biodiversity conservation in Uluguru nature forest reserve -Morogoro Municipality.The project engage with wider ecotourism service providers including Art and culture groups, women groups, environmental groups, farmers group, youth who support tour guides and logistics like bodaboda (motorcycle riders), and elders.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteer can assist with the following tasks:

  • Supporting in organizing seminars, forums and trainings on life skills, environmental conversation, entrepreneurship skills etc.
  • Helping in marketing strategies like creating web content and blog stories
  • Assisting in planting trees in Mount Uluguru
  • Supporting staff with administration

Volunteer requirements / Skills

This project is suitable for volunteers who:

  • Are at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival
  • Have a good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Are flexible in adopting cultural differences and working on them

Location

Morogoro is approximately 5 hours from Dar es Salaam. It is a mountainous area with a colder climate compared to Dar es Salaam. Morogoro is quite small, however it has a very lively nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs. Mikumi National Park is just nearby and can be accessed in an hour.

Duration

4 weeks to 12 weeks

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers can stay within the project or with a host family. The host house provides 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner).

More Information

Volunteers  will  need  to  pay  for  their  travel  from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro by bus, and two nights at the hotel during  the orientation session before departure. 

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