Tanzania Expedition

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Tanzania Expedition

After three months of working across Tanzania, the time has come for us to say goodbye, to the country, its people and our volunteer counterparts, all of whom have consistently inspired us to give our all to ensure success in all aspects of the work we have done on this Raleigh expedition.

December 18, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

Expedition Alpha 2 team have been working on the school water, sanitation and hygiene (SWASH) project at Nanenane school in Nyamwezi, funded by Buildbase / Hirebase, over the course of three phases this cycle. Besides the construction of new toilet blocks, handwashing station and menstrual hygiene management (MHM) room, Alpha 2 two have also delivered SWASH and MHM lessons for the students at Nanenane. All facilities now constructed, we report on the final stages and the team that contributed to the success.

December 18, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

Natalia, a Packing Operator at Gripple Ltd in Sheffield has recently completed a ten-week expedition as a volunteer with Raleigh Tanzania. Natalia had the opportunity to volunteer through her company and was given time off to come to Tanzania where over the course of the Autumn cycle, she completed a youth leadership trek phase through Iringa Rural, contributed to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Nyamwezi and ended on natural resource management (NRM) project in Iyegeya. We spoke with Natalia following her three phases to find out about her time volunteering with Raleigh Tanzania.

December 17, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

Having secured two days a week teaching at Iyegeya primary school, Alpha 3 volunteers have been delivering lessons on various topics. Ensuring youth awareness of environmental conservation and natural resource management (NRM) will be instrumental to the future of the district of Mufundi, being sustainable a one. Alpha 3 reported back on how the lessons have progressed.

December 15, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

At the start of expedition phase three, I was to join Alpha 1 on the third trek through Iringa. The toil, I was warned, was arduous but with a massive pay off. Also, that the landscape changed every day, something I was desperate to experience. This phase, the trek team was composed of 11 members, including the volunteer managers, and Morris the trek guide. This meant that in comparison with the previous teams, our distribution of kit and food weight was limited to smaller numbers, a challenge that was met with strength and enthusiasm.

December 15, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

Last cycle, the village of Ikaning’ombe hosted a natural resource management (NRM) project, with volunteers targeting the filling of 150,000 tubes, with soil, to plant tree seedlings that were to be evenly distributed amongst local farmers. At the bottom of a tranquil and picturesque valley, we spoke to community members who are maintaining the seedlings.

December 9, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

As our time on expedition enters the third phase, 17P volunteer teams assembled once again at River Valley in Iringa, following the end of phase two on program. Alpha 1 returned from the youth leadership trek phase in the same district, while Alpha 3 made the journey from their natural resource management (NRM) project in the mountains of Iyegeya and Alpha 2 travelled the furthest, from their water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Nyamwezi. The two days were marked by reflection as some volunteers looked ahead to the final phase while other sadly said goodbye to their companions and the Raleigh adventure…

December 7, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

Expedition photographer Paul joined the Alpha 1 team on their first six days of trek, capturing the volunteer journey through Rural Iringa. I took a chance to get his thoughts on the experience as well as the reasons that brought an established photographer on a Raleigh expedition to Tanzania.

December 6, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

In the village of Iyegeya, in the Mufundi district, we spoke with Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) representative Adam about the importance of environmental conservation in the area as well as the impact of the organisation’s partnership with Raleigh. On it’s first cycle of the Raleigh Natural Resource Management (NRM) program, Iyegeya is the current home of the expedition Alpha 3 team.

December 5, 2017
Tanzania Expedition

Nanenane primary school, in Nyamwezi, was already interested in the importance of sanitation and cleanliness, but a school water, sanitation and hygiene (SWASH) club was only an idea until Raleigh’s arrival at the beginning of this year. Since then, the SWASH club has developed into a structured group containing both a president and a vice president, a secretary as well as ministers and ministries who are responsible for tippy-tap management, events planning and environmental cleanliness including toilet and menstrual hygiene management (MHM) room cleaning and general tidiness. We wanted to shine a light on the club’s commitment to maintaining the new hygiene facilities, funded by UK company Buildbase / Hirebase, after the cycle finishes and the volunteers leave.

December 5, 2017
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