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August 2, 2017

Seaweed and circular economy

Experiencing two thriving social businesses; first a seaweed farm, then a clothing boutique which employs women who seek financial stability. Experiences in the field were followed by a workshop on circular economy and a BUZZ talk. Some of the learnings were: Raymond: “Governments, companies, individuals and other institutions have a shared responsibility to come up […]

August 1, 2017

Asante Arusha; Jambo Zanzibar

We wrapped up our last day at MSTCDC in Arusha and flew to Zanzibar where the next leg of the Journey will take place. A big thank you to MSTCDC for helping make the first days of our Tanzania experience a success! During the evening we had our second workshop on Emotional Intelligence and putting […]

July 31, 2017

Nelson Mandela University and youth entrepreneurs

Spending the morning at the Nelson Mandela University hearing about university life in Tanzania, meeting PhD students, scientist and experiencing the university science lab. During the afternoon we were introduced to a group of innovative youth entrepreneurs and their project “Land rights and GPS systems” in the Arusha region. A few of the learnings from […]

July 30, 2017

Wildlife and life in the wild

Spending a full day at the Ngorogoro crater, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, was an amazing experience! We saw elephants, zebras, warthogs and many more safari animals that are native here in Tanzania. A great experience, in great company! Also, we had great discussions on the conflict between wildlife and humans. One of […]

July 29, 2017

The Iraqw tribe and the place they call home

Intriguing learnings about the Iraqw tribe, their traditions and culture, and how we all have more in common than we know. Wrapping the day up at a lodge, with a workshop on geology of the Ngorgoro crater, which we will visit tomorrow – stay tuned for more! A few of the learnings from today were: […]

July 28, 2017

Social entrepreneurship and important decisions

Visiting the Kili Hub in Moshi, meeting truly inspiring social entrepreneurs! After a day of discussions and new ideas, we had the pleasure of letting loose with a local Tanzanian music and dance group. Next up: Iraqw tribe visit and safari!

July 27, 2017

Human rights, womens’ rights and FGM

Human rights, womens’ rights and FGM (Female Gentital Mutilation) on the agenda – another busy day with activities from 8am to 10pm, followed by a bonfire. Learning Sentences: Mariamu: “A better way to achieve a goal in life is to fight your own battle.” Ying: “In this world there are many differences, thanks to these […]

July 26, 2017

Emotional intelligence and cultural experiences

Experiencing a local family run weaving business and bargaining at a local market – the day was filled with true Tanzanian experiences. We rounded the day off by cooking Tanzanian food together. On top of that, lectures, both in Swahili and on tribes and local cultures, filled the morning. Also the day’s 2-hour workshop on […]

July 25, 2017

Coffee, Kilimanjaro and World Trade

Coffee farm, Kilimanjaro and World Trade: A lecture and discussions on global trade and natural resources was followed by a visit to a local coffee farm – with a hands on experience in a coffee field, learning about the entire process from bean to great coffee. The day also featured the Journey’s first BUZZ-talk about […]

July 24, 2017

Kick-starting the 2017 Global Talent Network

Providing intercultural experiences to future leaders: During the next 3 weeks in Tanzania, 23 selected talents from 12 counties will learn about, experience and discuss local and global challenges. Discussing the mission and learning architecture of YGP, and also completing a teamwork challenge at a local market market in the afternoon, the participants have now kick-started […]