Music & Arts

Court terme (1 à 3 semaines)

Uzi-Island - Tanzanie


  • Chantier International
  • 20-01-2019 - 09-02-2019
  • 6 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-19 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-1902


Music and Arts expression has been used for ages in various audiences as a vehicle to deliver messages. Its role in human life needs no overemphasis since it affects all aspects of human kind. Arts and Music project for community action is a very unique project that is expected to bring together volunteers with or without skills in Arts/Music but with passion to stimulate positive change in the society. The project goal is to develop and create meaningful events and performing arts programs embodying development through culture, the natural outcome of creative people collaborating to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). Through Arts and Music increased awareness of positive use of available resources including our own talents to bring sustainable future is expected among the volunteers and the host community.



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.


Volunteers on this project will be engaged in a number of activities aiming to support various community development actions. These will include:- Information and Education: Assisting is developing Artistic, creative material and actions in addressing environment conservation and climate change issues. This could be drawings, creative Posta, exbhition, music etc. depending on the interest and skills of the volunteers in the team. Arts and Music Workshops: Participate in various gatherings of project volunteers, Local musicians, artists and other interested community members to create understanding of what is music, the power of music and arts, Importance of music and arts in our lives. Volunteers are expected to bring information from their own community for sharing during the workshops. In Action: Partially participate on physical activities in the community like tree planting. This is an opportunity to interact and get to know better the local culture.

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 be 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 3-4 people, no bed but mattress on the floor (Comfortable enough). Water and electricity will be available. No washing machine available.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Uzi is a small island in the south of Zanzibar’s main island Unguja. Most of the island's 5000 inhabitants 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. The Island is accessibly public buses. During high tide, Uzi can only be reached by boat. Phone signals and internet are available though sometimes not reliable. The community has a schools, health center and small shops where basic needs can be purchases. In most cases we will be doing big shopping out of Island. Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays is always free for volunteers to take advantage of the richness in natural, cultural and tourist attraction of Zanzibar to explore. Possibilities are: Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris (swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports), spice tour among many other options.


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? Note: The project is not only for Arts and music professionals, but for those who are interested as well to learn and discover their talents, just want to be there, eager to learn and adopt, flexible and open minded. 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€