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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

SkillsFAST: The project planning adventure on Vikuruti farm

In March 2015, a student group from HAMK University of Applied Sciences visited the Vikuruti rehabilitation farm. Vikuruti is a psychiatric department of the Muhimbili Hospital, and it works as a transitional facility for former drug users. In Vikuruti, the patients are provided with a conducive learning environment to gain and learn relevant technical and vocational skills to facilitate their reintegration into society. The farm...

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SkillsFAST: The project planning adventure on Vikuruti farm


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