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Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind,’ which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. Here we look at how Raleigh Tanzania water, sanitation and hygiene projects are putting this into practice.

March 22, 2019

In the rural village of Mapogoro in Tanzania, women work incredibly hard. Many mothers in the village wake at 5am to start their daily routine, getting their children ready to leave for school at 6am before heading off to work on one of the nearby farms. At midday, they return home to carry out household chores and then collect water for showering, washing, cooking and drinking. Some women also run their own businesses, like small restaurants and tailors.

March 8, 2019

Medson Sanga, a young person living in Mpanga, Mufindi and a member of the community’s environmental committee, will soon be overseeing a project aimed at planting 150,000 new trees in the village.

December 13, 2018

The United Nations’ International Volunteer Day is celebrated annually on 5th December. This year, the event focuses on volunteer efforts that strengthen the resilience of communities in the face of natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks.

We look at how volunteers from Tanzania and from abroad have been supporting aspiring entrepreneurs in setting up small businesses in order to overcome economic challenges and create opportunities for young people in rural areas.

December 5, 2018

In recognition of World AIDS day, we talk to Christina Chrispine Ngogolo, an advocate for HIV positive people in Mkamba village, Kilombero, where one of Raleigh Tanzania’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects is taking place.

With the involvement of youth being crucial to improving education and reducing the stigma around HIV, Christina hopes that Raleigh’s WASH project is a step in the right direction for mobilising the community to act on issues that traditionally have been taboo.

December 4, 2018

Working on projects that address immense challenges like climate change has seen Raleigh volunteers reflect on how they can make a positive impact on the world around them, in ways that are not always glaringly obvious.

November 10, 2018