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Echo 8 are currently working on a livelihoods project in the village of Mkalala. They have had a great first phase with some amazing times, overcoming any challenges along the way. The team received a warm welcome from their host families and soon settled in to village life!

Words and photos Echo 8.

August 16, 2017
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Raleigh Tanzania believes in young people working together to make a lasting impact in rural Tanzanian communities. To mark International Youth Day Echo 2, who are working on a Livelihoods project in Kitunduweta with project partner Tanzanian Forest Conservation Group answer the question: 'Why are young people vital to sustainable development?'

Words and photos Echo 2.

August 12, 2017
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As phase two begins, Echo 6 share an update on phase one. The team is settled into the community of Sawala, with their homestay families now like a second home. They have been introducing entrepreneurship training to the community through daily lessons and have held a successful awareness raising action day.

Words Echo 6. Photos Hilary.

August 8, 2017
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As well as working with the community to build new sanitation facilities, each SWASH (school water, sanitation and hygiene) project group starts a club for the school children to learn more about good sanitation. Lessons taught at SWASH clubs underpin the construction work and lead to long-term behavioural changes. Charlie 3 are currently based in the village of Difinga working on a SWASH project funded by Jersey Overseas Aid. They outline the goals and aims of SWASH lessons and discuss the importance of SWASH club for the long-term success of a school water, sanitation and hygiene project.

Words and photos Charlie 3.

August 4, 2017
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Charlie 2 marked International Day of Friendship by looking at the strong friendships formed within their team and the community of Kanga. They reflect on how these connections help them achieve the goals of their SWASH (school water, sanitation and hygiene) project and allow the team to have a positive, lasting impact on the village.

Words and Photos Charlie 2.

August 1, 2017
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Yesterday was International Day of Friendship, and to celebrate we in Echo 8, currently living in Mkalala village in the region of Iringa, took the opportunity to discuss the importance of friendship and show our appreciation for friends at home and new friends recently made at Raleigh Tanzania. We all agreed that the connections we have already made in just over four weeks on the programme are a huge part of forming an unforgettable experience.

July 31, 2017
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Today is International Day of Friendship, a chance to celebrate shared human solidarity in it simplest form - friendship. During ICS placement, friendships are formed and connections built that last far longer than the ten weeks of project. Volunteers and team leaders forge friendships that defy culture, age and language and the connections they build offer them support and encouragement throughout their project.

July 30, 2017
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During ICS placement, volunteers and team leaders live with local families in homestays. This is an opportunity for the teams to integrate into the community and experience life in rural Tanzania. Echo 7 are working on a livelihoods project in the village of Lufuna, whilst Charlie 1 are working on a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project in Mlanje. The teams offer us an insight into life with their homestay families.

Words Charlie 1 and Echo 7. Photos Charlie 1, Echo 7 and Hilary.

July 29, 2017
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Charlie 5 are based in the village of Kiswanya in the Morogoro region working on a School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (SWASH) project. The local economy is dependant on agriculture, primarily the growing of rice and maize and there are many challenges facing the people of Kiswanya. One of these is access to clean water and good sanitation. A simple activity like not washing your hands before eating can have deadly consequences for the local community.


Words and photos Charlie 5.

July 26, 2017
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