Shalin 2015

Tanzania


Developing a business plan with mixed objectives requires more than just data and targeted funding

For the past few months I have been trying to lay the foundations for developing a business plan for Vikuruti farm. In addition to its agricultural activities, the farm works as a rehabilitation center for former drug users and provides them with vocational skills related to sustainable agriculture and renewable energy technologies. My job at Vikuruti is now done. I have returned to Finland, but...

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Developing a business plan with mixed objectives requires more than just data and targeted funding

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


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