Biodiversity is a source of life for living organisms on the earth and the richest the biodiversity the healthier the species arround the given environment.There are many factors that have been facing biodiversity and cause species extinction such as plants or animals the process has much been influenced by human activities such as extraction of natural resources for the human benefit focus mainly on the development.Since Tanzania Portland Cement Public Limited Company (TPCPLC) had been established in the mid of 1966 there are many efforts that have been taken to achieve rehablitation of quarry and bring life to the lost biodiversity to protect extinction of some plants and species found at the area.The project aims to connect individuals from secondary and primary schools and community members to well understand about biodiversity and take actions at their local communities based projects as the efforts have been done by the TPCPLC for many years represented by management of Twiga Cement.Despite of the outcome achieved by the company through Quarry Rehabilitation the project will connect communities throgh online digital contents designed by Mikoko Development Foundation through design of youth programs and specific nature awards to mark the roadmap achieved by TPCPLC and connecting communities with quarry with active knowledge and awareness. Contents will be freely accessed on youtube channel and Mikoko Website by parents, guardians, teachers and university students.

Final Setup of Community Biodiversity Museum

On March 2022 it was when the team has officially started to design the community biodiversity museum settings and the content for the data to be included and the focus peremeters that will benefit the community around Wazo Hill Quarry Site. Depends on the open opportunity by the project through Quarry Life Award 5th Edition can be used by the industry as community friendship project in the future to ensure that the local community use facility to conduct Cultural Tourism Enterprise (CTE) under...

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08Aug

Community members around Wazo Hill Quarry Site visited Community Biodiversity Museum

The project for community biodiversity museum has received community members around Wazo Hill Quarry site the community around the quarry has to understand how to utilize the resources for the future use in a sustainable way and this project is supporting this vision for the aim of ensuring community understand how to use the resource and become core part in protecting nature and environment at larger.

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08Aug

Youth activities by Shaban Robert Secondary School Student at Wazo Hill Quarry Site

Students who visited Wazo Hill Quarry Site they participated youth activities at Quarry Nature Learning Class, Quarry Agriculture Learning Site, get some explanations at Community Biodiversity Museum that has showing a lot of achievement made by Tanzania Portland Cement Company PLC for ensuring the quarry is rehabilitated and biodiversity lost during extraction of limestone achieved in a way that peacefull relationship between nature and human is achieved.

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04Aug

Visit of Students from Shaban Robert Secondary School

It was so amazing to receive a special delegate from Shaban Robert Secondary School the number of visitors was 40 students with three teachers that has impacted a lot to our project and much appreciation to the school management and parents. Students participated in a lot of activities at the site while ensuring both safety rules have been followed.

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04Aug

Principles for the connection with nature (Love+Respect+Care = Peacefull Co-existance)

In reality we need principles for ensuring we are able to understand nature and connection between human and nature. Basically when we are coming from human communities we use to feel the nature but only if we start Care for it and showing love for it it will respect us and give us nice with beautiful breath while reducing capacity fro getting diseases.

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04Aug

Beautiful Day for final designs for the project and communicating with nature

The reality of Wazo Hill Quarry Site is really unforgetable for how it looks amazing and connecting urban communities with nature especially in Dar es Salaam where people have conjuction of activities and here is where people can take time to negotiate with nature while having fresh breath for future memories.

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04Aug

Printed Banner for Community Biodiversity Museum

This banner is a final design and approved by the team for displaying at Community Biodiversity Museum. The banner expected to benefit visitors at Wazo Hill Quarry Site who are coming for learning and leisure purposes.

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04Aug

Trees Distribution at Wazo Hill Quarry Site to Rightway Primary School

On June, 2022 more than 900 trees have been handled over to Rightway Primary School that contribute to reach overtarget of planting 350 trees in school and reaches over target goal as planned before.

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04Aug

Smile at the Quarry Rehabilitated Site

Kids from Rightway Primary School had visited Wazo Hill Quarry Site for learning purpose. This has been a nice trip for kids to learn and discover activities that brings about local participation in greening initiatives.

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28Iul

Community tree planting program by Rightway Primary School

One of the best practice in conserving nature is looking into posibilities of growing sustainable nature practice linkage to local communities participation regardless to their age, sex or gender in their repective communities so at the moment the project observe the high sense of nature from the community members towards care, respect and conserve nature around them.

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11Iul

Lecture at Community Biodiversity Museum to primary students

About 30 students and 5 teachers visited Wazo Hill Quarry for education class where they attended biodiversity museum for ensuring they are connected to nature this is the target of the project by ensuring community groups are well connected to nature through empowering them to understand about environment and quarries.

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07Iul

Visit from Rightway Primary School including 30 students and 5 teachers

On 1st July, 2022 we received 30 students from Rightway Primary school and they really enjoyed when they visited Twiga Quarry Site and observe what Tanzania Portland Cement Company limited is doing a wonderful work as most of them they didn't know about green industry project at Wazo Hill Quarry Site.

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06Iul

Presenting Data obtained by group 3 by using Simple Scientific Research (Mathematics)

Group three of students from Jamhuri Secondary School have presented data from the collected three different samples by using measuring tape the aim was to ensure youth understand how to assess the area of the given biodiversity and make sure they are able to learn how to calculate the area.

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21Iun

Presenting Data obtained by group 2 by using Simple Scientific Research (Pit Trap)

Group 2 who conducted simple scientific research by using pit trap method they have conducted this activity under the guidance of team members this is to ensure youth and children understand about nature regarding to natural environment that available at Wazo Hill quarry rehabilitation site.

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20Iun

Community Members from Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam - Mkocheni and Students Planted Trees

This has been an amazing part during project execution at Wazo Hill Quarry Site where representative from Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam - Mikocheni , University of Dar es Salaam Botany Students Association (UDABOSA), National Institute of Transport (NIT), Urafiki Secondary School, Majani ya chai secondary school and other community members join us to plant 200 trees at Wazo Hill Quarry Site.

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20Iun

Data Presentation from Simple Scientific Research (Transect Walk) Conducted by Group 1

The most exited part is when group of students have been allowed to take part in the research project at Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Site to observe total number of species that can be observed at the site.

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19Iun

Training on Quarry Rehabilitation Project Tree Nursery Project

Great and exited time to have Mr. Samwel who is in charge of Wazo Hill Quarry Tree Nursery Project he has impacted more youth across Dar es Salaam Region and this day of 17th June, 2022 he has been part of providing training to 31 youth and club teacher about tree nursery project at Wazo Hill Quarry Site.

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19Iun

Day Camp at Wazo Hill Quarry Site

For the first time the exited moment to youth of Jamhuri Secondary School for having a day camp at Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Site.

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19Iun

Keep construction work for Quarry Nature Learning Site

The construction work have continue to be part of the project month activity and the team is hoping the work to be completed by end of June and start to host 30 visitors at once. And this class will serve more than 15,000 youth and children in the coming five years.

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07Iun

Youth Competitions through Quarry Life Award 2022

In deep relationship between biodiversity and youth development QLA participant team has decided to keep expanding participation of youth in understanding about Quarry, Biodiversity and Climate Change.

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07Iun

Collected samples records for Community Biodiversity Museum

Many pictures have been spoted by the project team in the past two months to ensure clear records are well obtained and ensure musuem at Wazo Hill Quarry Site.

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12Mai

Usaili wa shule kwa ajili ya Shughuli za Vijana kupitia mashindano

Zaidi ya shule 10 zimesajiliwa kwa ya shindano la Twiga Youth Naturalist Award ambalo ni shindano bora zaidi la kuchangia ukuaji wa kiakili na kimwili wa vijana na watoto na kuwaunganisha na uhifadhi wa viumbe hai na mazingira yanayozunguka maeneo yao.

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05Mai

Youth Activities for Competition Registration on the progress

More than 10 schools registered to Twiga Youth Naturalist Award the best competition for contributing to youth and children mental and phsysical growth and connecting them to conservation of biodivesity and environment around their localities.

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05Mai

First Draft of Quarry Youth Activities is now available for the review

Quarry Youth Activities is the key part of our project that aims to expose youth and children into hands-on activities available at Wazo Hill Quarry Site and ensure the Quarry Site is valuable to education institutions around Dar es Salaam area.

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30Apr

Introducing Youth Camping Program at Wazo Hill Quarry Site

For a long time Twiga Cement has been contributing to the community towards empowering youth to understand quarry rehabilitation project after extraction activities. Now Connecting Community with Biodiversity Project has come up with a very nice solution on ensuring that the project open the gate and connecting a bridge of community groups to access education facilities available at the Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Site.

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30Apr

Involving Youth & Children in Conducting Simple Scientific Research and Critical Thinking Programs

Through project of "Connecting Community with Biodiversity" The team achieved to conduct Simple Scientific Research project in 9 schools introducing youth and children in assessment of nature and environment through conducting Pit Trap and Transect Walk methods at their school environment.

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23Apr

Hatua ya kukamilisha kuezeka Kituo cha Mafunzo ya Mazingira ya Machimbo

Kituo cha Mafunzo ya Mazingira ya Machimbo kimeanzishwa kwa ajili ya kusaidia vijana na watoto ambao watafika katika kituo cha mradi wa ukarabati wa machimbo kwa madhumuni ya kujifunza. Mahali hapa patafikiwa na vijana wapatao 30 hadi 90 kwa ajili ya kushiriki darasa. Katika kituo hiki kutakuwa na kozi ambazo zitatolewa kama kozi fupi za uhifadhi wa mazingira.

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23Apr

Preparations for Quarry Agriculuture Learning Site

In the big vision the urbarn communities needs food security and one of the big fact of the food security is through establishment of home based agriculture project that will be operated by family members. The project of "Connecting Community with Biodiversity" through Quarry Life Award 2022 it gives chance to the community members to learn much about how to establish a beautiful and well designed agriculture at home.

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23Apr

Step for completing cover Quarry Nature Learning Center

The Quarry Nature Learning Center is established for supporting youth and children who will be coming at the Rehabilitation Project Site for learning purposes. The place will host about 30 youth for participating a class. At the center there will be some courses that will be offered as short courses.

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23Apr

Quarry Youth Naturalist Award 2022 now launched

In the second week of April 2022 Qaurry Youth Naturalist Award 2022 dedicated to contribute towards Quarry Life Award in Dar es Salaam and Pwani Regions under Mikoko Development Foundation (MDF) visit https://mikoko.or.tz for more information

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18Apr

Quarry Nature Learning Center to be Open Soon

In sustainable conservation and protection of biodiversity the community segments needs to access free and quality resources on biodiversity and environmental related issues. Connect Community with Biodiversity project established a proper way towards supporting initiatives made by Twiga Cement for supporting youth through youth programs and now the project put into actions.

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18Apr

Introducing First English Version local project website for community engagement

In any project needs to have working tools that are available public and easy to be accessed by the community members. Hence Mikoko Development Foundation hasn't achieved to design a membership management system but it has an interactive website for all community members.

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30Mar

Kuashiria historia iliyotungwa na Siajali Pamba kutoka QLA (Tanzania) Mshindi wa Nafasi ya (1) 2014.

Ulimwengu bora umeundwa na kuchangiwa na kila mtu, lakini katika 2014 Bwana Siajali Pamba ameonyesha mchango wa ajabu katika kuunda Bioanuwai bora ya Wazo Hill Quarry kwa viumbe hai ndani ya Machimbo ya Machimbo.

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22Mar

Marking the history made by Siajali Pamba from QLA (Tanzania) 1st Position Winner 2014

The better world has been created and contributed by every individual, but in 2014 Mr. Siajali Pamba has shown incredible contributions towards creating better Wazo Hill Quarry Biodiversity for living things inside Quarry Site

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22Mar

Wanafunzi wa OSHA watembelea Machimbo ya Wazo Hill

Wanafunzi wa Mamlaka ya Usalama na Afya Mahali pa Kazi ndani ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania walitembelea eneo la Machimbo kwa madhumuni ya kujifunza.

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22Mar

OSHA Trainees visited Wazo Hill Quarry Site

Ocupational Safety and Health Authority Trainees of the United Republic of Tanzania visited Quarry Site for learning purposes.

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22Mar

Setting Quarry Nature Learning Center

People wants to learn and become competent in biodiversity, but the issue here is creating better learning environment for students and community.

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18Mar

Setting Community Biodiversity Museum

After Searching some important details about settings and organizing Museum at Wazo Hill Quarry Site now the official planning at the stage...

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18Mar

Praying Mantis observed on Hibiscus Plant at Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Site

Before the work done by Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) of financing a big nature project from 2010 to date it clearly showing the big achievements for animals habitat and recovery of quarry biodiversity.

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06Mar

Hibiscus flower shoot at Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Site

Do you know the importance of hibiscus tea and its ecological contribution? find out with us today...

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06Mar

Mammals Observed at Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Site

Chlorocebus pygerythrus has been observed by Siajali Pamba in his research project at Wazo Hill Quarry Site presented at Quarry Life Award of 2014

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02Mar

Greening Program at Jokate Mwagelo Girls Secondary School (Part 2)

Continue explore list of trees planted at Jokate Mwagelo Girls Secondary School

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02Mar

Greening Program at Jokate Mwagelo Girls Secondary School

Today on 3rd March, 2022 Mikoko Development Foundation handled 500 trees at Jokate Mwagelo Girls Secondary School

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02Mar

German Ambassador (H.E Egon Kochanke 2016 Footprint)

Marking contribution of Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Project Ambassador H.E Egon Kochanke planted a tree at the site for marking the roadmap towards achieve green industy

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01Mar

Twiga Cement Contributed towards Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Project (Part 2)

The Monkey observed at the front of rehabilitation project with the fact that the biodiversity has been recorved and the project outcomes have been observed years to years and its sustainability will remain for years to come.

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01Mar

Twiga Cement Contributed towards Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Project

Working Harder towards Greening Program at Wazo Hill Quarry Rehabilitation Site is not an easy task but when it comes to the rehabilitation project initiated at Wazo Hill Quarry Site in 2011 the program seems to contribute towards different perspectives.

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01Mar

Visit at Wazo Hill Quarry Site

On the third week of January, 2022 National Quarry Life Award Participants, Coordinator and Jurry Visited Wazo Hill Quarry Site

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12Feb