Eco volunteers

May 19, 2017

What happens when five young people head to different continents to do some green-volunteering? Follow their adventures as they take on new languages, solar energy, organic farming and wild African animals.

eco@africa Enlarge image eco@africa (© DW) To spend a year abroad just to help the planet, a person needs plenty of courage, curiosity, a sense of adventure – and a green heart. These are things our five volunteers from Germany and Africa have in spades. They are spending a year working on green projects and blogging for eco@africa about their experiences. Ursula Wittekind is helping to educate people about renewable energy and environmental issues in Zanzibar, while Vincent Lutz and Lucas Steinbach assist at a wildlife park in Malawi. Ewokolo Nangoh from Cameroon and Shahaya Shao from Tanzania are lending a hand at organic farms in Germany. Exciting as the time away may be, it isn't always simple. For instance, Shao not only has to tackle German but also Plattdeutsch - the unusual dialect of the region she is living in. And Ursula speaks only in Kiswahili with her guest family in Zanzibar. 

Keep up with their eco adventures here.


Far from home, close to nature

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