Art in Tanzania supports and develops village women initiatives. Main focus is on vocational training initiatives as English and entrepreneurship training.
Tanzania has a large group of young mothers in the villages that have little or no education and are without financial support. Additionally, areas are often heavily populated, which complicates the strive of livelihood and provision for these Mother’s children. Most of these women lack the opportunity to reach education or means to fund and develop small businesses. Additionally, many of these women are under-empowered or unaware of their basic human rights, thus making young mothers vulnerable for abuse.
Art in Tanzania is focusing to deliver skills for women to start their own small businesses and to create markets to their products. At the same time we educate women rights and related subjects so that women will learn their rights in problem situations. We focus to be both innovative and effective.
Work with women is under-funded but Art in Tanzania has multi professional interns and volunteers. We use teamwork to create opportunities. One can teach how to start horticulture and one can look for the markets. The base effort is to increase the small business skills through educational approach and to increase awareness. We also focus to give visibility of women issues through social media for the Tanzanian general population.
Women groups programs are active after working hours as day time the members are working at their own small businesses. The practical approach is combination of vocational training activities to enhance their skills to run small businesses or to take over jobs. It is vocational English teaching, accounts, IT skills, small entrepreneurship training and similar. Thereon we provide advocacy in women and children's rights, public health issues and similar supportive matters.
Therefore the Women group program is multi-professional approach of vocational teaching, micro entrepreneurship skills training, advocacy work, media and marketing for the products. Many volunteers and interns bring their own ideas and we are happy to test and implement them in Tanzania.
Women are active with their own small businesses during the day time. So morning and early afternoon is program planning and visibility work. Also looking for marketing outlets for women group products being mainly handicrafts.
In you free time you can enjoy low cost safaris to Serengeti, N'gorongoro Cater and other National parks. You can join our groups climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and move on to relax at Zanzibar beaches. We have also variety of one day programs for short breaks as diving and snookering at the reefs, swimming with dolphins, rainforest trekking at Kilimanjaro, live African music, variety of sport programs, craft making as batik making courses and so on. You will enjoy your stay in Tanzania.
In Dar es Salaam in Madale village we have an eco compound with dorms, single, double and family rooms. It is an eco-compound and we use our own design composting dry toilets, we collect shower water and urine and use it as "grey water" for our large garden irrigation. Construction materials include bamboo, recycled bottles and similar. This compound is located in Madale village so it is as a countryside place but only short distance from the city as well.
We charge accommodation with breakfast and dinner.
We serve breakfast and dinner as accommodation inclusive. Lunches are available at nominal cost but you need to book one every morning as many people are not at the compound we cook and charge only those who are present and wish to have a lunch.
All drinks are personal cost. Drinking
water is available everywhere at low cost. We also run a
compound bar so you have easy access for drinks and snacks.