School for International Training (SIT) is excited to welcome 12 high school educators and undergraduate faculty to Tanzania this summer for the fully funded program “Tuko Pamoja: Tanzanian Creativity and Perspectives in an Era of Climate Change”. Funded by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant, SIT developed the program as a way for educators to gain the tools they need to bring African perspectives and creative responses to climate change into their classrooms.
Eligible participants will explore the ways urban and rural communities are responding to environmental changes and challenges through a decolonized approach to teaching and learning. Meet with policymakers and community leaders across Tanzania, including:
- Tanzanians engaged in sustainable urban development
- Smallholder farmers and the Maasai community engaged in innovative “climate-smart” farming practices
- Artists and craftspeople whose materials and practices are influenced by climate change
- Activists who focus on coastal and marine environments, sustainable tourism, and natural resource management
The five-week program runs from June 29 – August 3, 2024. High school educators and undergraduate faculty with a demonstrated interest in African studies, climate change, and experiential learning are eligible to apply.
All expenses are covered by the grant, except for insurance, visa, passport fees, and vaccinations (estimated at $200-$250 total). Apply now by the deadline of January 31, 2024.
Click here to apply to the program.
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