Art In Tanzania

This is a compilation of photographs from my summer internship with Art In Tanzania. Art in Tanzania is a company powered and funded by the UNICEF's Children's agenda. 

 Mbudya island just minutes away from the volunteer house by boat. There is a ferry available from white sands hotel in Dar-Es-Salaam. 

Mbudya island just minutes away from the volunteer house by boat. There is a ferry available from white sands hotel in Dar-Es-Salaam. 

 Fungu Yasin is also known as the dis-appearing island. Fungu is only visible from about 11 am till 3pm Dar time after which it becomes fully submerged by the Indian ocean. This island is not accessible by ferry however you can charter private boats from all the other surrounding islands.

Fungu Yasin is also known as the dis-appearing island. Fungu is only visible from about 11 am till 3pm Dar time after which it becomes fully submerged by the Indian ocean. This island is not accessible by ferry however you can charter private boats from all the other surrounding islands.

 This is the ferry from the main land to the island of Mbudya. As you can see it isn't very big and if there were waves you have to swim to the boat!

This is the ferry from the main land to the island of Mbudya. As you can see it isn't very big and if there were waves you have to swim to the boat!

 This is the sunset over the private docks in Oysterbay, Dar-Es- Salaam. This is what the sunsets look like almost every day!!!

This is the sunset over the private docks in Oysterbay, Dar-Es- Salaam. This is what the sunsets look like almost every day!!!

 This is a goat in the middle of the road. This was a normal obstacle on my drive to work every day. In Bahari beach there are farmers with grazing goats and cows so you would have to drive around them every day. 

This is a goat in the middle of the road. This was a normal obstacle on my drive to work every day. In Bahari beach there are farmers with grazing goats and cows so you would have to drive around them every day. 

 This was the construction site of the new Art in Tanzania volunteer house, the walls are being constructed out of treated bamboo for the living quarters of the volunteers in Madale Village. 

This was the construction site of the new Art in Tanzania volunteer house, the walls are being constructed out of treated bamboo for the living quarters of the volunteers in Madale Village. 

 This is Madale village, it is located about 5 miles outside of the village of Wazo hill, to give you an idea of the drive the small road behind the young girl on the right is the only way in and out of the village. I drove that road every trip to Madale. 

This is Madale village, it is located about 5 miles outside of the village of Wazo hill, to give you an idea of the drive the small road behind the young girl on the right is the only way in and out of the village. I drove that road every trip to Madale. 

 This is a normal site on the way to work. The road is Al Hassan Mwini road which is also the main road that takes you up to Kenya.  These men sit with their merchandise so that at the red lights they can make sure their merchandise is not going to get stolen.

This is a normal site on the way to work. The road is Al Hassan Mwini road which is also the main road that takes you up to Kenya.  These men sit with their merchandise so that at the red lights they can make sure their merchandise is not going to get stolen.

 This is Tegeta Market place. Tegeta is walking distance from the current Art in Tanzania volunteer house located in Bahari beach. It majorly consists of food products and local grown commodities. 

This is Tegeta Market place. Tegeta is walking distance from the current Art in Tanzania volunteer house located in Bahari beach. It majorly consists of food products and local grown commodities. 

 This is construction outside of the Twiga Cement factory near Wazo hill. The cement factory takes up about 30 acres and is the biggest in East Africa. The small vehicle on the right is a Bajaji and these are the standard taxi mode volunteers used to go in between the new house and the old one. 

This is construction outside of the Twiga Cement factory near Wazo hill. The cement factory takes up about 30 acres and is the biggest in East Africa. The small vehicle on the right is a Bajaji and these are the standard taxi mode volunteers used to go in between the new house and the old one. 

 In the village of Madale the majority of women work to bring home the income. These women worked breaking up rocks by hand for gravel and cheaper forms of paving within the village. 

In the village of Madale the majority of women work to bring home the income. These women worked breaking up rocks by hand for gravel and cheaper forms of paving within the village. 

 In Madale itself there is not a lot of options with food so there are a few small shops which are made of clay buildings named Dukani's that in Swahili means "store". In Madale this is the closest Duka to Tegeta. 

In Madale itself there is not a lot of options with food so there are a few small shops which are made of clay buildings named Dukani's that in Swahili means "store". In Madale this is the closest Duka to Tegeta. 

 These are local women dressed in very Tanzanian traditional clothing. The skirts are actually cloths named Kanga's that women wrap around their waist that are held up by knots. The patterns on the kanga's are very traditional pattern work.

These are local women dressed in very Tanzanian traditional clothing. The skirts are actually cloths named Kanga's that women wrap around their waist that are held up by knots. The patterns on the kanga's are very traditional pattern work.

 Local women crossing the street in down town Dar-Es- Salaam the woman on the right is creating a hijab out of kanga material and the woman on the right is in western clothing.

Local women crossing the street in down town Dar-Es- Salaam the woman on the right is creating a hijab out of kanga material and the woman on the right is in western clothing.

 These are my co-workers on the newsletter this summer at Art in Tanzania. 

These are my co-workers on the newsletter this summer at Art in Tanzania. 

 The construction site of the new volunteer house. 

The construction site of the new volunteer house. 

 The construction site of the new volunteer house.

The construction site of the new volunteer house.