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Recruiting Organization: Art in Tanzania


Art in Tanzania (NGO) is looking for students to help us develop our Eco-campus in Madale village. We focus on growing as an eco-building role model in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We are testing traditional African construction materials and methods.


We use locally sourced bamboo to build basic dry toilets and simple grey-water collection systems for irrigation. In addition, we look to learn from traditional African construction, using locally sourced materials such as mud, trees, hey, stones, and other resources and techniques commonly used in the villages and tribes.

Modern techniques include solar and led lights, but we also use innovation and creativity to develop interior design combining modern technology, traditional style, and eco-materials.

In addition, we encourage local builders, youth, and international volunteers and interns to learn different techniques oriented towards a more ecological style of living.

We wish to implement tree houses and similar new designs and creative construction solutions.

Eco-products used in interior design, such as led lampshades made of natural materials, can also help to provide women with more employment opportunities.

We use our social media pages for advocacy work, and our Facebook pages have more than 50K followers.

Academic level team leaders are daily supervising your volunteering placement. In addition, we monitor your work with a weekly plan and report system to secure you proceed well in your study program.

The volunteering outcome is learning to use and get experience to implement your education in developing country conditions with limited capacity. Also, to better understand the opportunities in a fast-growing economy.

The working hours are 6-8 hours from Monday through Friday.

We can adjust your start dates. We accept the applications of all students and alums. Your placement is tailored to your background, experience, and interests to empower our daily work with the communities. We provide 2x the local minimum wage of USD 100 per month for paid internships, payable when you stay a minimum of 4 weeks.

You and your visiting friends can enjoy sustainable tourism, safaris, and local tour options at a low cost.

Participant reference: https://youtu.be/wsd846-tkQE

Students presently in Tanzania can be contacted at intern@artintanzania.org. Please also check their experiences at https://www.instagram.com/artintanzania/ and www.tiktok.com/artintanzania.

Web: https://www.artintanzania.org

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artintanzania

Blog: http://www.volunteer-africa-blog.org

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/artintanzania

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/art-in-tanzania

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/artintanzania

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artintanzania/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/artintanzania

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Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support Available

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

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Fee Amount: None

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Sat May 06, 2023 - Tue Jan 30, 2024
05:00 PM - 03:59 PM


Umoja RoadMadale villageDar es Salaam, Dar es Salam 23333Tanzania




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