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August 17, 2018

Exploring the Local Art Scene

“What ever point you are in life its never too late to reshape and redesign the life that you want,” is a Learning Sentence expressed by Irene. We had an amazing visit at Nafasi Art Space, an artist’s cooperative in Dar es Salaam, which hosts a number of diverse artists including painters, sculptors, weavers, dancers […]

August 15, 2018

Responsible Business & Entrepreneurship

“Achieving great purposes start with simple practical steps,” is a Learning Sentence by Olga that captures the learning from today. We started the day with an insightful visit to Vodacom, where Young Global Pioneers was able to learn about the innovative mobile service M-Pesa, which is helping to create financial inclusion in Tanzania. On our […]

August 14, 2018

Local engagement & Understanding Stereotypes

“It seems impossible for humans not to stereotype, but it is surely possible to see past them,” shared by Jaelyn is a Learning Sentence that encapsulates the day. The day began with a breakfast workshop on stereotyping before the participants headed out to meet different families connected to the SOS Family Strengthening Program (FSP). For […]

August 12, 2018

Intercultural exchange & Zanzibar History

“Slavery has been removed from the market, but not from the mind,” was shared by Nagaraj today during Reflection Hour. After a morning exploring Stone Town with talented local youth, YGP participants visited a slave museum where they learned about the history of the slave trade in Zanzibar. In the afternoon, we took part in […]

August 11, 2018

Spice Farm & Zanzibar SOS Children’s Village

“Be proud of the little you have and do your best to make it bigger,” is a Learning Sentence provided today by Zena.   Today we visited a local spice farm, working towards a greater understanding of the local production processes behind an international business. In the afternoon we arrived at our next location, the […]

August 10, 2018

Coral Reefs, Mangroves & Climate Change

“We need to engage in a sustainable form of tourism which creates awareness of environmental challenges instead of leaving a negative impact,” is a key Learning Sentence shared by Elisa about today’s experiences. Today we put yesterday’s learning into practice, heading out to visit some of Zanzibar’s mangroves and coral reefs. After a morning of […]

August 9, 2018

SDGs, Biodiversity and Circular Economy

“It takes more than just diminishing the negative impact; we must remember how we fit into the ecosystem and learn how to co-exist with it in harmony,” shared by Victoria is an important Learning Sentence for the theme of the day. Today began with a working breakfast on the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), where we […]

August 8, 2018

Personal Development & Seaweed Farming

“Being strong means having enough courage to unveil your weaknesses,” is Elena’s reflection on the day. Today, we undertook part two of our Emotional Intelligence Workshop, where participants examined their own strengths and weaknesses. After sharing their personal insights with each other and getting feedback, participants later reflected on how emotional intelligence can be used […]

August 7, 2018

4th Industrial Revolution & Personal Reflection

“Are we scared of evolving or being replaced by better versions of ourselves?” This question asked by Aleyna during Reflection hour encapsulated today’s theme. We started the day with breakfast workshop on the 4th Industrial Revolution and at the end of the day we had great reflections and discussions on the topic. Today was also a […]

August 6, 2018

Wildlife Safari & Teamwork

A wonderful day was spent on safari in the Ngorogoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The morning started with a giraffe sighting before many zebras, hippos, buffalo and some lions filled the day. On their trip home the participants reflected on the importance of these conservation areas, discussing various perspectives on the relationship between […]