Shalin 2015

SkillsFAST


Live from Dar: daily life, facilities and opportunities

  Dar-es-Salaam is the main city in Tanzania. The population has been growing at a steady pace of 5,6 %, and nowadays the population is compared to the current population figures estimated at over 5 million inhabitants (which is the whole population of Finland). It is one of the fastest-growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa and thus keeps expanding, reaching now 35km between the Northern limit...

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Live from Dar: daily life, facilities and opportunities

Sharing your Skills efficiently is a major part of Development

  It has been almost two months since I arrived in this huge, sunny, chaotic, stirred and lively city of Dar es Salaam. I have begun to understand its rules and customs and I am also able to manage basic Swahili chats and bargaining. I am adapting myself to this city as I slowly start to tame it!   Jumping midway to an ongoing project...

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Sharing your Skills efficiently is a major part of Development

New intern for SkillsFAST: Culture as a tool for rehabilitation

Saara is Shalin’s new intern, joining us in Tanzania for three months. Because Vikuruti aims to help the reintegration of persons with special needs through vocational trainings meant to cope with environmental and nutritional challenges through agriculture, renewable energy as well as handicraft, her competences and focus on art and culture as a means for therapy and rehabilitation is a real asset to widen our...

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New intern for SkillsFAST: Culture as a tool for rehabilitation

Contributing to change through volunteerism?

In my last post I raised a hope that something new and exciting will have started to happen for the project in the near future. Well, now an intern from France has joined me in Tanzania on the SkillsFAST project planning phase to help develop a business plan for Vikuruti and conduct market research. I decided to interview Elsa to give you an introduction on...

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Masai children

Action in the field lifts the lid off developmental jargon

In my previous post I promised to tell you what activities we delved into during the SkillsFAST project planning visit on Vikuruti farm. In this post I will elaborate on the hands-on energy solutions that were designed, developed and piloted. At the moment I am sitting in the dark with my head torch on writing this post since the power has been off for two...

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Action in the field lifts the lid off developmental jargon


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