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Freedom & Unity, Tanzania & Mafia Island
The cultural subject Freedom and Unity, Tanzania is a new cultural subject. Freedom and Unity or Uhuru na Umoja in Swahili is the motto of Tanzania and it is a very good summary of the idea behind the cultural subject. Tanzania is located on the east coast of Africa.
Tanzania was part of German East Africa in the late 1800s and early 1900s, after World War I the area was ceded to Britain and from 1961 Tanzania has been an independent country. Tanzania is about 20 times the size of Denmark and has about 10 times as many inhabitants. Tanzania is an incredibly exciting country with a diverse culture and a rich history.
We plan to travel to the northern part of Tanzania in the area between Serengeti National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Moshi (8 days), where we will visit a school and Mafia Island (4-5 days).
The purpose of the trip is to meet a completely different culture and than the one many of us are used to. We will work with Tanzanian history and culture and experience and live with students from a local school and also stay privately with them. We will go on a trekking tour on Mt. Kilimanjaro and to the Ngorongoro Crater. We will all read and work on Jakob Ejersbo's triology about Africa (Exile, Liberty and Revolution). We will also all learn to speak a little Swahili.
We will work with UN development goals 4, 7 and 12 on education, sustainable energy and responsible consumption and production.
The exact description of the cultural trip is not fixed, but will be created in close cooperation between students and teachers.
Terms and economy
Self-payment about 11-12.000 kr.