Mikoko Exchange Program

The program had been a very simple and energetic camp that inspires our youth towards conservation. It gives you time to explore and understand African culture.

In more than century now Scout Movement have been a global tools 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.

Mikoko Tours & Safaris have been a good example towards helping community around mangrove forest 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.

What About Exchange Program

Mikoko is Swahili word means “Mangrove”. Mikoko Scout Group is the entrepreneurship, eco-tourism, nature and environmental conservation scout group. Mikoko Scout Group is giving chances to our community to learn new culture and ideas between our think tank to brought about sustainable development. This program will take about one to three months.

This program is done under the stong partnership of Mikoko Tours & Safaris, Mweva and Mikoko Scout Group to bring about competency to the international students programs while promoting local tourism to the international grounds.

Target of Mikoko Exchange Program

The general purpose of the Exchange Visitor Program is to promote international educational and cultural exchange to develop mutual understanding between the people of the United Republic of Tanzania and other countries.

Volunteer Positions

    Duties & Responsibilities
  • Development of new biodiversity resources and training materials
  • Coordinate youth nature and environmental camps.
  • Management of a new pilot project creating community maps/environmental plans with Mikoko Scout Groups
  • Coordination of Mikoko Projects field visits.
  • Supporting school-based environmental projects including: o Composting, o Gardening, and o Soil Maintenance.
  • Maintaining a database of Specific project
  • Coordinating Mikoko volunteer/community and university gatherings
  • General support of the Mikoko programs, including: ○ Drafting Quarterly Mikoko Newsletter; ○ Compiling Reports for Membership Database, grants, etc.; ○ Assisting the Mikoko team with event planning and outreach.
  • • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon with the Mikoko team.
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    Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide ICT hardware and software support to all project locations by: o Establishing and managing networks, where applicable. o Installing new software. o Repairing computers and laptops as required. o Maintaining printers and other peripherals in good working order. o Troubleshooting problems finding quick and cost-effective solutions.
  • Support in analyzing ICT aiming to improve these processes with new or upgraded software or systems.
  • Support the management of ICT related assets through budgeting, procurement and tracking.
  • Communication Equipment
  • Oversee the maintenance and use of communication equipment in all project locations, ensuring essential equipment is kept in good repair at all times. Communication equipment may include VSAT, static and mobile HF and VHF radios, satellite phones, mobile phones and landlines.
  • Monitor developments and usage of communication equipment, applicable to the local situation, and make recommendations to the relevant people and departments within Mikoko, in order to ensure Mikoko is making the most cost effective use of available technologies within budgetary constraints.
  • Training
  • Provide appropriate ICT and communication equipment training for Mikoko staff, through one-to-one coaching and taught sessions. This may include basic introduction to Windows and Office applications, e-mail and internet use, intermediate use of Office applications, backups, software installation, simple repairs, use of Mikoko services, etc.
  • Security
  • Ensure the security and integrity of all the program information systems and data.
  • Enforce and develop, if appropriate, relevant guidelines and policies e.g. on line security, passwords, back-up procedures, anti-virus solutions, etc.
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    Goal of Role
  • Support RISE students with homework help and encourage confidence and empowerment.
  • Tasks and Activities
  • Facilitate homework help with small groups of students.
  • Mentor and coach students in setting and achieving goals.
  • Assist School staff and tutor with strengthening and adapting program design to support student success.
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    Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct literature reviews and summarize articles on race and nonprofit leadership, inequality, and other topics as needed;
  • Use statistical programs (e.g. Stata) to prepare data and reports for presentations; Extract, clean, merge, and manage data;
  • Create visualizations of data and design and update PowerPoints and slides for use in presentations;
  • Contribute to design and distribution of surveys;
  • Respond to other requests for information and data.
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    Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership for a multifaceted portfolio, delivering high-level programs and strategies across a wide variety of services (heritage, public art, museum, special events and performing and visual arts etc.)
  • Be an innovative leader, demonstrating commitment to City values, by providing input and support for the design, development and implementation of strategies, initiatives and plans to enhance the City's global creative, cultural and artistic reputation.
  • Strategically develop/deliver innovative programming at cultural centers, public spaces, heritage space, art gallery, performance centres, museum and in the community, through a range of programs, exhibits, media, performing and visual arts, film, food, lectures, story-telling, festivals and signature events.
  • Provide advice on cultural policy and maintain high-level awareness of international cultural, economic, tourism and industry trends and other environmental factors, in order to secure and enhance the arts and culture sector's contribution to Surrey's economy, and its ability to attract and retain talent, tourists, business location and to foster healthy communities.
  • Provide leadership and establish effective partnerships with residents, external stakeholders, Council, other levels of government to ensure programming strength and viability.
  • Lead capacity-building initiatives and partnerships to strengthen community arts and to provide creative opportunities that support social, economic and cultural inclusion.
  • In collaboration, develop internal and external communication strategies to promote arts and culture with the public, support the development of media campaigns for large-scale events and conduct media relations by communicating vision, trends and current issues, events and programs.
  • Guide the continuous improvement of arts and heritage services through analysis, development and implementation.
  • Lead and engage a diverse workforce, ensuring effective teamwork, organizational performance, and continuous learning and innovation provide staff with direction and guidance, processes and tools to ensure sustainability based on Council’s long term vision.
  • Develop the Division’s annual operating budget and ensure that expenditures are within budget. Develop/implement revenue-generating programs (grants, sponsorship, fees).
  • Ensure excellent customer service standards.
  • Anticipate, identify and manage emerging issues and challenges, help identify solutions that are flexible and responsive to evolving and changing needs, implement solutions and monitor results.
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    Duties & Responsibilities
  • Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth.
  • Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.
  • Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth.
  • Assist children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills.
  • Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults.
  • Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily skills.
  • Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements.
  • Develops and implements schedules and plans.
  • Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities.
  • Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.
  • Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, supervisors and volunteers.
  • Participates in conferences with parents and staff.
  • Briefs other employees and parents.
  • Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events.
  • Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices.
  • Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor.
  • Notifies supervisor of health, fire and safety compliance concerns.
  • Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable during camps.
  • Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed.
  • Notes special instructions provided by parents.
  • Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with an authorized person according to written parental instruction.
  • Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials and national accreditation tools.
  • Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and regulations application to Child and Youth Programs.
  • Inventories equipment on recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies.
  • Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  • Collects, maintains and reports program participation data.
  • May be required to transport children in public vehicles.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
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    Duties & Responsibilities
  • Planning, developing and implementing PR strategies
  • Communicating with colleagues and key spokespeople
  • Liaising with, and answering inquiries from media, individuals and other organizations, often via telephone and email
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media
  • Collating and analyzing media coverage
  • Writing and editing in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports
  • Preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programs
  • Devising and coordinating photo opportunities.
  • Organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours.
  • Maintaining and updating information on the organization’s website
  • Managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
  • Sourcing and managing speaking and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Commissioning market research.
  • Fostering community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives.
  • Managing the PR aspect of a potential crisis situation.
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    Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with Mikoko social workers, supervisors and managers to support various action planning tasks to reinforce casework direction.
  • Complete all documentation in accordance with agency and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to completion of Clients Approval Requests, referral packets and case filing.
  • Transport children to health, social services or other agency-related appointments as required.
  • Supervise visits between children in placement and family members as directed.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Mikoko staff and other constituencies as needed.
  • Conduct and document collateral calls to health/social service providers, schools and law enforcement agencies as directed.
  • Attend supervision, staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism in the community, with clients, schools, courts and with referring agencies seeking to build and sustain positive relationships.
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    Duties & Responsibilities
  • Negotiate contracts, advertising media, or products to be advertised
  • Research and plan advertising campaigns
  • Decide which media to advertise in, such as radio, television, print, on line and billboards
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Organize training and seminars to the public about entrepreneurship
  • Inspect creative elements and layouts
  • Organize market research studies and analyze their findings
  • Develop pricing strategies for products to be marketed, keeping the client’s budget balanced with the firm’s needs
  • Meet with clients to present campaigns and offer advice and strategies
  • Oversee marketing volunteers and ensure deadlines are met
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