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Tanzania ICS

Cleopha, Rebecca, Rehema the homestay mama and Emma in Ulaya Kibaoni, Kilosa.

After five days of intensive training, our team of fifteen volunteers (including three team leaders) set off on our six-hour journey to Ulaya Kibaoni. Along the way we met with Michael, our project partner who works with the Tanzania Forestry Conservation Group (TFCG). TFCG is an important partner in helping us to set up sustainable businesses for the community, particularly for businesses in sustainable charcoal, timber and beekeeping. We finally arrived in our beautiful, rural village; the people were very charming and welcoming.

October 21, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Sunday 15th of October marks the 10th anniversary of Global Handwashing Day – a campaign created to give empowerment to the importance of handwashing with soap. Closely linked to achieving the UN global Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals), the message of effective handwashing is intrinsically connected with Raleigh’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. Ahead of the day itself, we caught up with some of our staff and volunteers to find out more about our WASH programmes in Tanzania.

October 15, 2017
Tanzania ICS

An intense period of induction finished, the volunteers and team leaders, of both Livelihoods and WASH programs have finally deployed to villages across rural Tanzania. Inevitably, the groups bonded over the induction period and heartfelt goodbyes were heard around the Raleigh training centres that had brought them together. Nevertheless, with a clear picture of duty at the forefront of their minds, they looked forward to the challenges that await and the potential of development said challenges can offer them and the communities they will be working with.

October 12, 2017
Tanzania ICS

WASH group allocations have been announced! The teams will travel to rural villages in districts such as Kongwa and Kilombero, to raise awareness in communities about the importance of hand washing. They will also be partnering up with local district officials and assist in the construction of new sanitation blocks and gender specific toilets. WASH is very much driven by reaching out to school children who will carry forward the knowledge and inspiration to create the lasting change in their communities, encouraging preservation of health by promoting access to clean sanitation. This happens in the form of SWASH (School WASH) clubs which you will hear about at a later stage. For now, here are the teams:

October 10, 2017
Tanzania ICS

The livelihoods teams for the 17Y cycle have been announced! Once their training concludes, they will qualify as youth development facilitators. For the ten weeks following that, Echo teams one to six will, raise awareness on entrepreneurship, empowering young people in rural communities into developing sustainable and resilient business ideas in the face of environmental, social and economic challenges. Introducing the teams:

October 10, 2017
Tanzania ICS

A significant mark for Raleigh ICS Tanzania; our 17Y volunteers have arrived safely in Morogoro! The journey from Dar Es Salaam is a long and tiring one, but they reaped its benefit in the form of a very special welcome upon arrival in Morogoro.

October 6, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Glory (Charlie 6) meets primary school pupils in Msunjilile, Kongwa.


The customary Project Planning Visits (PPV) took place last week, with the ICS 17Y team leaders having a chance to become acclimatised with the villages and families they will be living with for the duration of their projects. It also served as an opportunity to meet key members of each community and have preliminary insight into the various stages projects are at and what will come next. The team leaders also conducted risk assessment and CASEVAC (casualty evacuation) preparations. Upon their return, and amid further inductions ahead of the arrival of the volunteers, I had the chance to catch up with some of the groups.

October 3, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Following the induction period, we are excited to announce the team allocations of the 17Y cycle of ICS. Our Team Leaders were eager to find out where they will be based, what type of project and who they will be working with…

September 30, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Charlie 5 have completed the construction of a sanitation blocks for Kiswanya Primary School and handed over to the school administration in a well-attended inauguration ceremony by the school children, community members, village leaders and districts government representatives. The sanitation blocks include a room for girls to use during menstruation as well as another room for children with physical disabilities.

Report by Kennedy Mmari.

September 18, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Echo 3 have run two successful action days in Halungu Village. Action days are open events held to raise awareness about the entrepreneurship programme and other community related issues. They are also a way to integrate the volunteers into the village, as well as building community resilience. Organised fun and other social activities throughout the day help to create and maintain good relations between volunteers and the community members they work with. Below, the team outline the best moments from their brilliant action days!

September 16, 2017
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