SDG Advocate

Court terme (1 à 3 semaines)

Mwika, Moshi - Tanzanie

Social - Education - Culturel

  • Chantier International
  • 14-04-2019 - 27-04-2019
  • 15 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-1910


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. Grassroots ownership of the SDGs is one of the factors which will lead to the desired results. In this regard, awareness creation forms part of change-oriented communication in which all the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and target are communicated to community groups in response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This project is therefore a platform for volunteers and other interested members where they become stimulated to contribute their own ideas and energies, thus contributing to live debates on sustainable issues. This will be realized through community events, interactive sessions on the SGDs and their targets, capacity building for community stakeholders and dialogue with local Government authorities in relations to SDGs and the targets.



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.


SDG advocate volunteers shall be expected to be engaged in the following activities:- Community Service (Hands-on activities): Planting tree is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Selected native trees species will be selected; this helps to preserve the environment and biodiversity.  By planting trees during this program volunteers will be helping to provide wildlife habitats & support biodiversity, Nutrition through fruits and medicinal plants, Plant native trees, Enhance the natural landscape, and offset CO2 emissions. SDGs Education and awareness: This activity aims to inform Volunteers, community members and all targeted about Sustainable development goals, mobilize great support for action for SDGs grassroots participation and providing tools to engage critically with global development issues to foster ideas and change attitudes. This will be implemented through workshops, debates, discussions, educational tours, community events, sports and other creative means.

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

Emplacement & Temps libre

In the sloops of the highest Mountain in Africa (Kilimanjaro) lies a small village/town called Mwika. The community is located along the highway to Kenya boarder (Tarakea). Majority of community members are involved in coffee and banana farming, diary, fruits and vegetable production. Small minority are involved with petty trade and micro finance business. Ten kilometers to west is Marangu town, the starting point for Mount Kilimanjaro climbers. It is a bit touristic and most of the supplies needed on the daily life are available including Bank Machines, Post office, Supermarket, and communication facilities. Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays are considered free time for volunteers to explore what the regions can offer them in term of cultural and natural attractions. Being in Northern Tanzania known as the capital of cultural, natural and tourist attraction you will have a good number of options:- Cultural & Eco tourism around Chagga communities in Kilimanjaro, Masai in Arusha and the neighbouring regions. Wild-life safari; Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks Mountain Climbing- (Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru and others. Water side relaxation: Lake Chala, water falls etc.


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? Basic knowledge or Interest in development work: Potential volunteer on this project shall be the one who is interested or who want to know more about local and international development issues. A person who is open minded, open to learn and contribute, informed about what is happening in his/her community and a bit globally. 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

Nearest Airport:- Kilimanjaro International Airport Pick up service: On arrival in Tanzania, you will be picked up by UVIKIUTA staff/volunteer, or Transport service provider agent. Provide your travel information at least seven working days before the project start to allow time to manage all logistics to welcome you to Tanzania. Please be advised that, we can only provide pick services from the following points:- Kilimanjaro International Airport Moshi Main bus terminal Any other accommodation facility within Moshi town centre Note: You deserve one complementary pick up service- when the second one apply a volunteer is asked to contribute to the transportation cost. Going directly to the project site is discouraged Meeting point, date and time: Volunteers will be picked In front Moshi town Lutheran Church Cathedral opposite Moshi Bus terminal on the 14th April 2019 at 15:00 Hrs. Local time. If you wish to arrive earlier in Moshi/Kilimanjaro you may wish to reserve accommodation by your own or ask for help from us.