Lingua franca

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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Vienna, Austria

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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World Cleanup Day

“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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Wald in Njombe

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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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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