International National Nature & Environmental Youth Camp

Nature & Environmental Youth Camp had been a very simple and energetic camp that inspires our youth towards conservation of nature through awards wining.

In more than years now Mikoko have been a key tool towards acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding of local environmental problems to help our community attain positive plans consist of solutions and solve the existing problem.

It mainly inspire, build, expose and connect youth and community to nature to fully understand about conservation concepts. The entire program had been organized to bring up community of conservationist to the local environment that starts at home and streets only if we understand is when we can create a sustainable community towards serving our nature.

Mikoko Development Foundation have been a good example towards helping community around marine and terestrial ecosystem understand about the importance of conservation and how to go through sustainable development goals. To achieve this volunteers have been a strongest part to make it happen.

We are operating the entire program under Child Protection Policy and we keep all participant safe from harm as we can as we believe it is our duty to create a green habitable Tanzania.

About INEYC 2020

Mikoko is Swahili word means “Mangrove”. Mikoko Development Foundation is the entrepreneurship, agriculture, health, education, eco-tourism, nature and environmental conservation NGO. The organization is the number one among of the Tanzania conservation organizations which had invested its efforts and vision in the conservation of mangrove sites in Tanzania through Community Centered Conservation where local people and authorities have been the key players in the conservation of natural resources around their places. This is an exciting nature and environmental camp available to youth and kids. We hope attending the camp your journey will answer many questions you may have and provide you the necessary information to start yourself on a life-changing nature and environmental issues detecting cultural journey you will never forget, and add value on STEAM to our young adults who will participate the camp.

International Nature and Environmental Youth Camp is open for everyone from any country who want to be part of this great and super camp MDF will develop sustainable plan to make sure participants achieve their life long goals and get connected globally.

Target of INEYC 2020

The International Nature and Environmental Youth Camp will provide an opportunity to Tanzanian young adults to experience diversity of culture enhance their English, Portuguese, Chinese, French, and other languages skills, and make International friends without the excess need of traveling to Swagaswaga Game Reserve (SGR), Pugu Nature Hills, Mangrove Consrvation Site, Amboni Cave, Kondoa Irangi (Old Paintings), Hangang' Mountains, Belabela Hot Springs and Zanzibar will be an exiting part of the program, camp will provide a unique experience to international youth to learn, understand, experience and immense into a global citizenship through making difference by participating into local community services.

Series of STEAM program and adventure will be provided to young adults depends on their age and grade of achievement, creating team work, stability, problem solving, application of simple scientific research and use of modernazed and skills will be an important part during the camp. Without forget ICT and Radio Communication with building kits such as electronic circutis will be and important part and participants shall be given time to create and innovate new things of their experience and thinking that will make their life dreams come true.

Kids will be given time to compete on Coding such as creating and desing new websites and applications by using html, php, JS languages


    International Nature & Environment Youth Camp Activities

    The National Nature & Environment Youth camp will be held from 12th – 17th June, 2021 The program will include the following:

  • Culture & Nature camp experience.
  • STEAM Education.
  • Three or four services projects.
  • Creativity & Innovation.
  • Adventure & Exploration Tour
  • Nature & Environemntal Conservation Activities
  • Coding (html, php, JS)
  • Simple Scientific Research
  • Team Work & Cooperation
  • Tree Planting in Zanzibar with President of Zanzibar
  • Tree Planting in Dodoma with Vice President of United Republic of Tanzania
  • Tree Planting in Manyara with Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania
  • Award winning and Badge Achievements
    International Nature & Environment Youth Camp

  • Meals: will be comprised of mainly African, and other international food based on participants country of origin.
  • Accommodations: participants will stay at the campsites, separated by gender.
  • All Participants: must serve for the entire duration of the program except for health complications or other unexpected conditions.
  • Awards, Badges & Certificates:Mikoko Development Foundation will issue a certificate printed to those who have finished the whole program with the logo of sponsors. badges and awards will be provided to the winners.
    We expect at the end of the Camp to achieve

  • A follow up plan will be presented that will allow to evaluate participants of the impact they have been able to work at their local groups and how many other peer youth groups have been reached.
  • Youth will learn about nature and environmental issues that will empower them to become core part of Climate Action.
  • Participants will learn about Coding and be able to design simple websites and contribute to their local communities regarding technology and digital marketing.
  • About 100 new projects will be developed at local groups countrywide after the training.
  • About 100 participants from different backgrounds will meet and share their differences at the same table and resolve them with passion and knowledge on climate action.
  • Participants will understand how to build electronic kits and become comptent in simple scientific research.
  • Participants will be able to design project at their localities and help to solve existing challenges.
  • Participants will increase their class perfomance in the Science subjects including (Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and English Language)
  • Participants will be able to design simple websites and understand basic concepts of coding
  • Participants will be able to conduct simple agriculture projects at their localities also supporting their school mates.

    How to Apply for INEYC 2021 Camp?

  • Application Period is from 1st January to 8th February, 2021 at 22:00 hrs GMT. Applications must be received by Mikoko Development Foundation office on or before 8th February, 2021 at 22:00 hrs GMT. Please submit the application package through email camp@mikoko.or.tz. or Call +255 (0) 734 081 696. Please submit the completed application form to the Mikoko Development Foundation office by 8th February, 2021 at 22:00 hrs GMT.
  • Note that the program application is full free of charge
  • Download Mikoko Camping Forms & Guidelines (Will be published 3 hrs before application start)
  • Download Mikoko Camp Guidelines
  • Camp => Mikoko Safe From Harm Procedures, MDF - Child Protection Policy & Camp Environemnt, Health & Safety Procedures, Camp Parents' Consent will be sent to your email for those who will be selected for the camp

    Download Aplication Form Here (Will be published 3 hrs before application start)

  • 18 ~ 26 years old.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Good interest and standing in environment, health & Safety.
  • An Interest in learning Western, African and Eastern culture.
  • An Interest in learning and well improve Kiswahili.
  • Good record in community projects.
  • Interest in learning Science (Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry & Biology).
  • Interest in Swimming and Diving.
  • Accept Child Protection Policy and Safe From Harm Procedures.
  • Highly interested in Sceince, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM).
  • Willingness to serve and help others when required.
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Actively participates in student government or after school activities such as clubs, sports, or service projects.
  • Committed towards Camp rules & regulations.
  • Good coordinator and scheduled planner are required for group leaders.
  • Carry your national flag of 76.2 cm x 50.8 cm of your country

    For the entire duration of the program, Each Participant will pay $ 700 USD for International Participants camps for the meals, accommodations, planned activities and group transportation to the local tourism sites. There will be free pick up from the Airport to the Campsite, Tourism sites and Zanzibar Island

  • There will be two noons free tour to Zazibar Island.

    Participant must pay the following expenses:

  • Round-trip flight fare from home country to Tanzania.
  • Extra personal expenses except after arrival to Tanzania and when leave Tanzania.

    Time line

    The following is the projected timeline with estimated starting dates:
  • Application opens at 1st January, 2021.
  • Application due 8th February, 2021.
  • Results announced on MDF websites and shortlisted candidates will be contacted 25th February, 2021.
  • Final Results of Camp participants to be announced on 30th March, 2021.
  • Participants Arrives at Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) 5th June, 2021.
  • Participants visit Mangrove Conservation site in Dar 6th June, 2021.
  • Participants visit Zazibar Island 7th - 8th June, 2021.
  • Participants visit Pugu Nature Hills 9th June, 2021.
  • Participants visit Amboni Cave 10th June, 2021.
  • Participants visit Hanang' Mountains, Swaga Swaga Game Reserve & Belabela Spring 11th June, 2021.
  • All Participants Arrives at the camp 11th June, 2021.(Ikowa Village).
  • Camp begins 12th June, 2021.
  • Camp Closed 17th June, 2021.
  • One Day Camp at Dar es Salaam 18th June, 2021.
  • Back to home 18th June, 2021.

    About Tanzania

    Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania

  • Climate
  • Climate varies greatly within Tanzania. In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest period extends between November and February (25–31 °C or 77.0–87.8 °F) while the coldest period occurs between May and August (15–20 °C or 59–68 °F). Annual temperature is 20 °C (68.0 °F). The climate is cool in high mountainous regions. Tanzania has two major rainfall regimes: one is uni-modal (October–April) and the other is bi-modal (October–December and March–May). The former is experienced in southern, central, and western parts of the country, and the latter is found in the north from Lake Victoria extending east to the coast. The bi-modal regime is caused by the seasonal migration of the Inter tropical Convergence Zone

    Approximately 38 percent of Tanzania's land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. Tanzania has 16 national parks, plus a variety of game and forest reserves, including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In western Tanzania, Gombe National Park is the site of Jane Goodall's ongoing study of chimpanzee behavior, which started in 1960. Tanzania is highly biodiversity and contains a wide variety of animal habitats. On Tanzania's Serengeti Plain, white-bearded wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi'_) and other bovid participate in a large-scale annual migration. Tanzania is also home to about 130 amphibian and over 275 reptile species, many of them strictly endemic and included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red Lists of different countries

  • Sadani National
  • Park Saadani is where the beach meets the bush. The only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast for an Indian Ocean beach front, it as well possesses all the attributes that make Tanzania’s tropical coastline and islands very popular with European sun-worshipers. Yet it is also the one place where those idle hours of sunbathing might be interrupted by an elephant strolling past, or a lion coming to drink at the nearby waterhole! Protected as a game reserve since the 1960s, in 2002 it was expanded to cover twice its former area. The reserve suffered greatly from poaching prior to the late 1990s, but in recent years a marked turnaround has been seen, due to a concerted clampdown on poachers, based on integrating adjacent villages into the conservation drive. Today, a surprisingly wide range of grazers and primates are seen on game drives and walks, among them include giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, common waterbucks, reedbucks, hartebeests, wildebeests, red duikers, greater kudus, elands, sable antelopes, yellow baboons and velvet monkeys. Herds of up to 30 elephants are encountered with increasing frequency, and several lion prides are inhabitants, together with leopards, spotted hyenas and black-backed jackals. Boat trips on the mangrove-lined Wami River come along with a high chance of sighting hippos, crocodiles and a selection of marine and riverine birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo. The beaches form one of the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania.

    #Location: On the north coast, roughly 100km (60 miles) northwest of Dar es Salaam, and a similar distance southwest of the port of Tanga.

    #What to do - Game drives and guided walks. - Boat trips. Swimming. Visit Saadani fishing village, which lies within the reserve, where a collection of ruins pays testament to its 19th century heyday as a major trading port.

  • Zazibar Island
  • Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site. Portuguese invasion and control of the Swahili Coast in the late 16th century ended the golden age of the archipelago, although the Omani Arabs returned to power less than a century later. Today, many of the winding streets and high townhouses of old Stone Town remain unchanged and visitors can walk between the sultan’s palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese fort and gardens, the merchants’ houses, and the Turkish baths of the old city. Day-long spice tours to working plantations offer visitors the chance to observe the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island famous. Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on. On the east coast, waves break over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and low tide reveals small pools of starfish, small minnows, and anemones. Up north, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides, and smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun. The port city of Stone Town dominates the west coast, and although the beaches of Mangapwani, where slave caves are visible at low tide and nearby Bububu are less than half an hour’s drive away, a night or two spent on the east or north cost is well worth the extra hour it takes to drive there. That said, the Chole Island Marine Park just off Stone Town – and nearby Prison, Grave, and Snake Islands – make a refreshing day-trip and a good break from exploring the winding passageways of the old city. On the south coast of Zanzibar lies the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a sea turtle protection area for the endangered species that come to breed on the island. Roads to the southeast coast take visitors through the Jozani Forest, home to Zanzibar’s rare Red Colobus monkeys and a number of other primate and small antelope species.

  • Olduvai Gorge
  • The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge in Tanzania is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world; it has proven invaluable in furthering our understanding of early human evolution. A steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley that stretches across East Africa, it is about 48 km (30 mi) long, and is located in the eastern Serengeti Plains in the Arusha Region not far, about 45 kilometres (28 miles), from Laetoli, another important archaeological site of early human occupation. The British/Kenyan paleoanthropologist-archeologist team Mary and Louis Leakey established and developed the excavation and research programs at Olduvai Gorge which achieved great advances of human knowledge and world-renowned status. Homo habilis, probably the first early human species, occupied Olduvai Gorge approximately 1.9 million years ago (mya); then came a contemporary australopithecine, Paranthropus boisei, 1.8 mya, then Homo erectus, 1.2 mya. Our species Homo sapiens, which is estimated to have emerged roughly 300,000 years ago, is dated to have occupied the site 17,000 years ago. The site is significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest humans, or hominins, largely revealed in the production and use of stone tools. And prior to tools, the evidence of scavenging and hunting—highlighted by the presence of gnaw marks that predate cut marks—and of the ratio of meat versus plant material in the early hominin diet. The collecting of tools and animal remains in a central area is evidence of developing social interaction and communal activity. All these factors indicate increase in cognitive capacities at the beginning of the period of hominids transitioning to hominin—that is, to human—form and behavior.

  • Swagaswaga Game Reserve
  • Swaga Swaga Game Reserve is a Tanzanian game reserve that gives refuge to elephants and other vulnerable animals. It is located 50.6 miles from the city of Babati. The reserve is part of a governmental organization, Southern Tanzania Elephant Program, which is an organization putting a stop to poaching. Swaga Swaga also contains 102 lions, and since Tanzania has the most lions in Africa, Swaga Swaga has almost 0.6% of Tanzania's sighted lions.

  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania's Arusha and Manyara Regions, situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. It is administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority, and covers an area of 325 km2 (125 sq mi) including about 230 km2 (89 sq mi) lake surface. More than 350 bird species have been observed on the lake.

    Since the 1920s, Lake Manyara area was used for sports hunting. In 1957, a game reserve was established. In 1960, it was given National Park status and in 1974 about 550 ha (1,400 acres) were added to the southern end. The majority of the land area of the park is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and Lake Manyara, an alkaline lake, to the east. The national park only includes the northwest quadrant of the lake, about 200 km2 (77 sq mi). It is part of the much larger Lake Manyara Biosphere Reserve, established in 1981 by UNESCO as part of its Man and the Biosphere Programme.

International Nature & Environmental Youth Camp 2021

The Community Philanthropy Program for Creativity, Outdoor, Theater, Games, Camping, Adventure, STEAM, Culture, Design, Development, Support and Networking