The German-Tanzanian Partnership organises volunteer services and environmental and educational projects.

We mourn the loss of Andrea Karsten, Mama Anna Tanzania, *20.4.1943 +13.2.2021

Andrea passed away peacefully in the arms of her children after a short, serious illness. The death of Andrea Karsten was also intensively commemorated in Tanzania. The "Mama Anna" kindergarten in Kizimkazi (South Zanzibar), named after her, held a funeral service. The women´s group TUFAHAMIANE, which was founded among others on Andrea´s impulse and was accompanied by her until her death, came together for a funeral service and commemorated Andrea.

To the Obituary To the Condolence Letter from Zanzibar

News from our volunteers` blog


Mar, 2023

“Weka mazingira safi - Usiupotezee uchafu!” (“Keep the environment clean - Do not ignore waste!”)

Solid waste management has become one of the most serious environmental and public health issues confronting cities of Sub-Saharan Africa. Wezesha Mabadiliko (WEMA), an NGO based in mainland Tanzania and current DTP host organisation introduces their upcoming community-based development project. The discussion circulates around possibilities of bans of production and consumption of plastic and advocates for system-wide approaches for managing waste, that includes circular economy models and solutions.

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By Pia Schlittenbauer und Hassani Tindo


Mar, 2023

Holz in Tansania - Von Wirtschaft, Alltag und Bearbeitung

Unsere beiden Freiwilligen Matteo und Paul inszenieren einen literarischen Spaziergang durch Sansibar (Stadt) und Njombe Town und reflektieren dabei ihre Eindrücke über die alltägliche Verwendung der Ressource Holz im Kontext von Kunsthandwerk, Architektur, Brennstoff und Holzwirtschaft.

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By Paul Müller und Matteo Kitenge


Feb, 2023

Mehr Zeichen für Gerechtigkeit

Fühlen. Riechen. Schmecken. Sehen. Stille. Wie leben taube* Menschen in Tansania? Findet gelungene Inklusion im Bildungs- und Gesellschaftssystem statt? Eine Recherchereise über das Taubsein in Tansania und die damit verbundenen möglichen Hürden.

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By Melissa Cambridge und Amelie Choyka
There is an English version for the latest article "#Thirst for life"
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Worldwards with the DTP

Our volunteer services are renowned for their quality! In the voluntary programs, the young adults from Germany and Tanzania find space for new encounters, intercultural exchange, meaningful cooperation and collecting experience in projects. Intensive preparation, support and reflection after completing the volunteer period are an important part of the projects. The programs are not only influential during the year, but also beyond. Many of the participants are committed to take an active part in our society after their voluntary service.

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