Co Founder & Assistant Program Coordinator
My name is Hamis Msuya. I am a young graduate with strong passion for environmental conservation, travel and tourism, cultural exchange and making positive changes to the community.
I grew up in Mwanga district, one of the districts in Kilimanjaro region, where climate change and environmental conservation awareness is still a problem. And when I was growing up, I have seen many trees cut down.
In 2013 when I was searching for a job with my friends Linus and Daniel, we got the chance to visit Rau Forest reserve in Moshi. We observed the same environmental problems there, so we decided to do something, which will not only make positive changes to this precious forest and its community but will also inspire other young graduates.
That’s when the Rau Eco Tourism Program was born.
‘‘It’s the little things citizen do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.’’