As children, Daniel and Joseph would watch their father work and practice carving with pieces of cassavas root. After attempting to carve an elephant, a giraffe or a woman carrying a basket on her head, they would eat it!
I was initially invited to Tanzania to help women with some knowledge of sewing to start a group to support church and families. Their initial challenge was their misconception about tourists. “We want to make things for visitors, but most of the people who visit here have money, and people with money buy plastic imported products.”
Part of the original mission of ADEA is to work with artisans to produce creative products that are appealing to tourists and interesting to international buyers.
Sitting fees is a payment paid to participants of a workshop or program for …. participating. In Tanzania, they have come to be expected in conjunction with charitable training and government programs. ADEA also had to deal with this expectation.
Under this category you will learn about ADEA’s work with artisans that initially launched ADEA – and thus our name “The center for African Development through Economics and the Arts”.