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 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
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.
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).
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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