Tag: sustainable development africa

After graduating, I joined the Student Partnership Worldwide charity (now Restless Development) on a 3 month training course in Zanzibar and Tanzania prior to spending a further 3 month ‘outreach’ placement in remote villages of the Usambara mountains of northern Tanzania.

The team of European and Tanzanian students integrated into village existence: living in mud huts and taking water from the river each morning whist setting up tree nurseries, model farms, multi-cropping experiments, teaching in the schools, promoting forest management, water management awareness courses, sustainable management awareness, and whilst trying to learn Kiswahili (with varying success!).

After a bout of tapeworms, malaria, tetanus and hospitalisation, I joined the Kilimanjaro Soil Development Association advising on organic farming practices and erosion control before returning to the Usambara mountains, and then headed north to Kenya and south to Madagascar.