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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

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May, 2023

East African Crude Oil Pipeline - Zwischen Goldgräberstimmung und Lebensrisiko für Mensch und Umwelt

Die geplante Öl-Pipeline soll Rohöl, das erstmals 2006 am Albertsee in Uganda gefunden wurde, bis an die Ostküste von Tansania transportieren. Das Infrastrukturprojekt von Uganda, Tansania, dem chinesischen Staatskonzern China National Offshore Oil und dem französischen Unternehmen TotalEnergies stößt jedoch neben den „rosigen Aussichten“ auf versprochenes wirtschaftliches Wachstum und die dringend benötigten Arbeitsplätze, auf viel Kritik. Langlebigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit des Projekts, sowie Menschenrechte, Umweltschutz und Gefährdung der Biodiversität sind nur einige der Beweggründe, warum der internationale Protest gegen EACOP steigt.

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By Lina Daniel und Luise Stroisch


May, 2023

Medium of instruction in Tanzanian Schools

The Tanzanian school system is in many ways different than that we volunteers were used to in Germany. In this article we want to get a deeper insight into the language of instruction, with Tanzania being home to more than 120 different languages. Therefore, we decided to interview one member of PADECO (an NGO based in Njombe dealing with water supply, scholarship and social issues), Martha Mhagama, and Ibrahim Gambaseni.

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By Paul Müller und Dominik Braunsteffer


Apr, 2023

The Benefits of the European Union (EU)

The European Union (EU) is a supranational political and economic union of 27 member states with a total population of nearly 450 million people. Catherine, who is currently doing her voluntary service in Lüneburg, Germany, shares an outsider's perspective on some perceived benefits of European integration, which has been ongoing since 1948.

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By Catherine Bujiji
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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