Waste management and recycling is a worldwide challenge. Shanga’s mission is to keep used materials out of the waste stream and provide job opportunities to Tanzanians with special needs. The Shanga workshop employs 56 talented individuals who create a wide range of high quality glassware, homewares and jewelry out of discarded materials, including empty wine bottles from safari camps. Their recycled glass is used to create beautifully crafted hand blown glassware. Visit the workshop for a backstage look at this exciting program and meet the artists who make it happen. While there, it’s a great place to shop for gifts while providing ongoing employment, education, training and support to artists who are uniquely Tanzanian.