Saturday 21st April is World Creativity and Innovation Day. It’s the perfect time to shine the spotlight on some of the Tanzanian entrepreneurs who are taking part in the ICS livelihoods programme to develop sustainable businesses.April 21, 2018
Welcome to the Tanzania ICS blog
Mvungurumo, a Gogo tribal village, lies in the Kongwa District of Tanzania’s Dodoma region, in the Eastern centre of the country. It has no access to running water, meaning that its 1,016 residents rely on a single pump which provides them with salt water. It costs the community members 50 TSH (approximately £0.02) per bucket of pump water, with the money collected going towards community development.April 13, 2018
In this blog volunteer Jamie Roberts shares with us why and how they set up a school business club in Udumuka and how they will continue to use their experience teach business to share knowledge with youth members at home.April 5, 2018
On World Water Day I am reminded of the importance and impact of working on an ICS WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project with Raleigh Tanzania and why we are driven to ensure accessibility and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. (UN Sustainable Development Goal 6).March 23, 2018
Mambo from Rudewa Gongoni! Our ICS volunteer team based in Rudewa Gongoni, Kilosa District, Morogoro are celebrating International Day of Forests. Established by the United Nations to celebrate forests on a global scale, the day provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees and the ways in which they sustain and protect us. Our ICS volunteer team in Rudewa Gongoni are working with project partner Tanzanian Forestry Conservation Group to help create an environment more conducive for youths to settle or remain in rural areas.March 21, 2018
Catherine Lukowa is a Tanzanian ICS livelihoods programme volunteer currently based in Udumuka village, Iringa rural. On International Women’s Day Catherine and her team celebrated with the women in the village in the form of a focus group. Many of the women who attended are part of Raleigh’s entrepreneurship training programme in the village. In this blog, Catherine gives her account of what happened in the focus group meeting.
On 23rd February 2018, fifteen young and enthusiastic Tanzanian and UK volunteers arrived in Udumuka, rural Iringa, with a passion to implement the ICS Raleigh livelihoods programme over the next ten weeks. The project aims to improve the prosperity of this rural village as well as developing the volunteers themselves. The programme will be empower the young volunteers with a host of transferable skills, whilst helping to facilitate a generation of active citizens for many years to come.
International Citizen Service (ICS) is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities around the world.
Over the coming three months young ICS volunteers will be working in partnership with local communities, project partners and fellow Raleigh volunteers who will together contribute to Raleigh’s 2017-2020 strategy: young people driving sustainable development.
Over the coming three months our ICS and expedition teams will work with communities to create safe water, hygiene and sanitation facilities in nine different schools across Morogoro, Dodoma, Changombe and Muungano regions in Tanzania. Upon their first steps into community life, the teams learned that prioritising meeting members of the community can lead to successful projects on the ground.February 14, 2018
“Receiving my allocation with my counterparts was an amazing moment.”
- Nafeesah Chaudhry, ICS team leader.
“We carried out an exercise which involved comparing each other’s ‘most important’ values, possessions, memories, people and goals and we found that we had much more in common than we all initially thought!”
- Catherine Edwards, ICS team leader.