Green Schools

Court terme (1 à 3 semaines)

Mikindani, Mtwara - Tanzanie

Environnement - Education

  • Chantier International
  • 24-03-2019 - 06-04-2019
  • 8 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 250 EUR de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: UV.A-1909


A green school is about more than building, colors, and curriculum, more than programming and more than bricks and mortar. It’s a school that supports global sustainability in every way. A green school begins with the future in mind, designing a learning experience for students that will prepare them to lead the world toward a healthier, cleaner, more sustainable future. The project is aiming to “catalyze and support ‘green’ actions by kids, teachers, parents, and policymakers” with the goals of eliminating toxics, using resources sustainably, creating green spaces and buildings, serving healthy food, and teaching stewardship.



UVIKIUTA is a vibrant Tanzanian youth development organization established in 1983 under the patronage of the late Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, First President of the United Republic of Tanzania. UVIKIUTA came into existence in response to a government call for all unemployed youth to form economic groups through the then famous policy known as “Nguvu kazi”, which responded to the needs of young men and women to raise their living standards. It helped establish youth settlements and self-help projects to provide income, employment, and permanent shelters.


Activities will focus on three main goals, (Reduced environmental impact, Increased health and well-being and Increased environmental and sustainability literacy. Tree planting & Beautification: Assist in establishment of school tree nursery, planting tree around school compound. Assist in beautification of the school compound and maintenance of path ways. Waste management: Assist in establishment of waste disposal, garbage separating and composting at the school. Environmental education and information: Participate in Organisation of actions that will allow Kids, Parents and teachers to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. This will develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions. Be in Class: Assist in teaching students about sustainability and the environment as a means of providing them the tools they need to solve the global challenges we face now and in the future.

Logement & Nourriture

Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation. We will have kitchen volunteer responsible in meals preparations, however volunteers shall also expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing. (Vegetarian meals will be available) Accommodation: At the communal house in the community. Rooms will be shared between 3-4 people, no beds but mattress will be provided on the floor (Comfortable enough). Water and electricity will be available. No washing machine available.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Mtwara is one of the fast growing Municipality in Tanzania due to recent gas discovery. The Municipality is located on the coast of south-eastern Tanzania, along the rugged patch of coastline that leads to the country’s border with Mozambique. The town of Mtwara is now a gateway into Southern Tanzania for tourism and business alike. Access to and from Dar es Salaam is easy with frequent and regular flights, daily buses and sailings. Most social services which are needed in town like Banking, telecommunication, health and shopping are available. Mtwara town has increased in size rapidly over the last few years due the oil and gas development in the Region. It is the last Region south of Tanzania sharing boarder with Mozambique after the great Ruvuma River. Mtwara has excellent beaches and world class diving in Mnazi Bay Marine Park. This is possibly the best in Tanzania. There is also historic old town of Mikindani. To visit Mtwara is home to the Makonde tribe who are famous as wood carvers. The Makonde pateau may be visited as day trip from Mtwara. There is also a possibility for eco and cultural tourism in Kilwa as well wildlife safari to the Selous game reserve which is expanded to the southern Tanzania.


Motivation letter: ML should respond to the following questions; why would you like to participate in this project? (Your main motive), How do you plan to contribute to this project? What do you hope to learn and gain from this experience? How will you make advantage of this experience for the “next step” in your life? Interest: This project is suitable for a person who is interested in children, outdoor activities and Nature. Invitation letter: You need to have official invitation letter from UVIKIUTA before starting visas application process and fights booking. Engagement contract: This document need to be signed before starting visas application and flights booking process. Visas: Visas can be obtained at the airport on arrival, boarder entries, and Tanzania Embassies and consulate nearest to you. Present the invitation letter to receive the right visas for your project. Vaccination and medical service: Visit your doctor for medical information and requirements before coming. Do not trust much internet information. Please keep in mind that according to Tanzanian law, volunteers who want to do their projects in Tanzania will have to get business visa that costs 250€

Notes Supplémentaires

On arrival to Tanzania, you will be picked up by our staff, Local volunteer, or Transport service provider agent. After arrival you will be brought to the Youth hostel or host family at the Eco-Village to receive orientation before starting the project. 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 following points:- Dar Es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar Es Salaam, Railways Station, Dar Es Salaam, Main bus Terminal Dar Es Salaam, Ferry Station Dar es Salaam, any accommodation facility within Dar es salaam city centre Meeting point, date and time: Volunteers will be picked at YWCA restaurant located along Ghana Avenue Dar es Salaam on the 24th march 2019 at 15:00 hrs. Local time (Please let us know if you cannot make it on time). If you wish to arrive earlier in Dar es Salaam or stay longer after the project you can book your own accommodation but we can also provide help when requested. Note: Going direct to the project site, community by yourself is discouraged.