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The 11 October has been marked by the United Nations as the International Day of the Girl. This year, the theme is ‘With Her: A Skilled GirlForce’, which aims to draw attention to the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability. Having positive role models is an important aspect of encouraging girls through their education and shaping their future careers. Raleigh Tanzania speaks to Juweni, Village Executive Officer (VEO) of Mkamba and a figurehead for the education of girls in her community.

October 11, 2018

On Monday, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its long-awaited report detailing how the world can and must keep global temperature rise below 1.5C, the threshold at which the effects of global warming will remain manageable.

October 10, 2018

Thorough planning is crucial to the success of development work, to ensure that the needs of local people are addressed, and that long-lasting and sustainable benefits are felt by the whole community.

From 20-23rd September, Raleigh Volunteer Managers (VMs) and International Citizen Service (ICS) Team Leaders (TLs) went on project planning visits (PPVs) to rural communities in the regions of Morogoro, Dodoma and Iringa, to prepare for upcoming sustainable development projects focusing on: protecting the environment through natural resource management; supporting the launch of local businesses; and promoting safe sanitation and hygiene practices.

September 28, 2018

From 10th to 14th September, 32 young Tanzanians were trained on how to recruit, teach and enthuse youths to monitor the performance of development projects carried out by NGOs and other organisations in their local areas.

The training was part of an innovative new project, called Social Accountability through Youth (SAY), which aims to not only improve the impact and cost-efficiency of development work but give young people and marginalised groups a louder voice regarding the implementation of aid in their communities.

The project is being delivered by Raleigh Tanzania in partnership with Integrity Action and is funded by a four-year grant from UK Aid Direct.

September 22, 2018

Having completed the delivery of our WASH projects in the villages of Ichonde, Katurukila, Matanga and Mvungurumo, our volunteer team reflect on the highlights of the past few months and get ready to start work on other WASH, NRM and Livelihoods projects.

September 11, 2018

“Young people are often undervalued in society in general. However, with a bit of direction and support they can do amazing things. What we have achieved on Raleigh is a perfect example of this. Youth are the future and the importance of this should be acknowledged. Tapping into young people’s skills and ideas will help to make the future bright.” George, Expedition volunteer

September 10, 2018