During this gap year programme you will do your part for future citizens of the world and experience the fast developing country of Tanzania in a unique way… by reverting back to nature.
There is not much rain forest area in Tanzania due to its weather conditions and landscape, with the result forestry departments do their best to protect what little they have.
One organisation that we work with in Monduli does particularly well in maintaining a good environment around that area. It is an important effort as many areas do not have enough trees, which negatively affects the quality of the atmosphere.
Monduli’s rain forests are also a great location for beekeeping. Bee sustainability is a critical activity for this area and, in fact, the world. Local villagers enjoy the natural honey they harvest and which in turn brings nutritious health benefits for them. Another bonus is they can earn a bit of extra income when there is surplus to sell.
This programme works with an environmental club and local school in order to encourage students towards environmental conservation. It’s an opportunity to provide youngsters with important knowledge on this subject, such as how to look after their environment now. You’ll be contributing your time on this campaign and planting seeds to nurture responsible future citizens of the world.
Your daily tasks will be a combination of activities dependant on the weather and season. You can expect to work on tree planting in the forest or in community spaces, tree nursery tasks, bee keeping and taking classes with the environmental club in the school or community halls for local kids and teenagers.
All gap volunteers are welcome to join this programme, especially those working or studying in the forestry field.
After breakfast you will report to the ranger and find yourself either engaged in a task such as tree planting, bee keeping or nurturing young trees. Lunch is at mid-day and in the afternoon you could find yourself helping out with teaching at the environmental club. Following dinner you’ll be free to go exploring, socialising or simply relax knowing you’ve spent a worthwhile day and helped the environment in the process.