Sustainable development Mambo-Mtae-Lushoto Usambara Mountains Tanzania
                     JamiiSawa - Community Together                                                 
             

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General
JamiiSawa and the inhabitants of Mambo are happy to invite people who intend to contribute in their development. Although there are some pre conditions. One is that you need to have specific professional skills and you are prepared to transfer your knowledge to our villagers. Also in general our friends have to take care of their own income. JamiiSawa is happy to support positive initiatives but is not able to pay salaries or even costs for stay. In general we can advise you to do the same as we are advising our fellow villagers: let inspire you, there are many possibilities for setting up a business or getting funding.
 

Read here about the experiences from our volunteers

Mission
The mission of JamiiSawa is to improve the economics in our area, basically the Ward Sunga, a community of 8 villages around MamboViewPoint Eco lodge.

An increased economics will assist people to solve their poverty and will enable them to pay for schools, health care, water and other.

Since all things are interrelated we are working in many fields. In all fields however the main goal is to make things sustainable and to empower people to take their live in their own hands.

One of the means to collect knowledge is to invite skilled volunteers who can transfer their knowledge to local people.

Friends of Mambo
We call our volunteers "friends of Mambo". If you like to join you can become a friend of Mambo. For friends of Mambo we can offer a nice stay, we can connect you with people who can benefit of your knowledge or with whom you can cooperate. When you leave we can keep an eye on the project. In all cases the project will operate under the supervision of JamiiSawa.
For the stay we have special fair rates for stay and food and is has to be for at least 14 days and generally max 6 weeks on a row. Also longer stays are possible but there is always a probation period.
 
Internships, PHD's and thesis students
Applications for an internship and thesis students can be written by e-mail.
Interns will be settled like Friends of Mambo. This means that they need to have commitment to development work and that they are not paid but have to contribute to the costs for staying. Like normal applicants we expect to know the motivation and CV. Also we expect a fair amount of self-reliance, however professional knowledge is available.

In return you will have a unforgettable experience in working in uncommon conditions and a opportunity to contribute to poverty reduction
 by transferring knowledge to people who can make a living with it. Thesis and PHD must be not only scientific but also have a practical component which is benefitting the community.
 
Exchange programs
For short stay volunteering or volunteer holidays we organize a special exchange program. The aim is to connect with local people and to exchange ideas and knowledge. Some small projects can be done but also activities like hiking are a part of the program.
 

Costs (per person per day)

 
The principle is that all friends, volunteers, interns and students pay for their own costs for travel and stay. Remember the amounts below are less than the costs for living in the west.  
1-2 weeks (Exchange programs)
 $ 100 per day (discount for groups possible)  
3-4 weeks volunteering/intern/study  $ 25 per day
5-8 weeks volunteering/intern/study  $ 20 for all days after 4 weeks
more then 8 weeks  $ 15 for all days after 8 weeks

* price level Jan 2015; change of prices due to various reasons possible

  • Including: stay, full board, guidance, laundry, some free time activities, lecture development, drinking water, wifi.
  • Excluding: visa, drinks, translators and other local workers, swahili lessons, costs for materials and local transport.
  • In case the lodge is busy temporally stay in another place or even in small tents is possible.
 
Additional information
Read about our project idea's
Read about our results so far
Read about doing projects with MamboViewPoint (pdf)
Find here extended information about our project.
We are committing us to the
 Responsible Volunteering Code
developed by the Responsible Tourism Partnership.
Read what others experienced at http://mamboviewpoint.blogspot.com/
 

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