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Mapping villages, roads and buildings in rural Tanzania to protect girls from FGM

Tanzania Development Trust

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Other information and telecommunications technology experience
Volunteers: 25 needed
1-5 hours per week / 18 weeks
Tanzania, United Republic of
English
Task
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The online volunteers will liaise with volunteers in Tanzania and worldwide and add data to openstreetmap, buildings. This will allow better delivery and monitoring of services, and improved navigation and visibility. We are currently concentrating on the area around Mugumu, Serengeti to help protect girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation.This is a flexible, ongoing project which can be done at any time to fit in with volunteers schedules
We work with grassroots communities that do not feature on maps. The open source map developed will be open to everyone and help better planning of services. Produce better maps for the good of all. Teach Tanzanian citizens how to map their communities.
Volunteers will need basic IT skills and an internet connection. Full training will be given.

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