It only takes a glance at the news headlines to deem our world one that is vivid with troubles. We get so caught up in the negative that we are prone to completely bypass the positive. Let’s focus (for a change) on those resplendent golden nuggets, or rather, bricks of positivity for a moment. A hoard of measurable facts, figures and stories of success and progress over the past fifteen years account for their hefty weight. Tabloid stories are outweighed by their solidity, outshone by their brilliance.October 1, 2015
We’re delighted to announce a full house for Expedition 15K! Our twelve remaining volunteer managers touched down safely here at the foot of the Uluguru Mountains last Thursday.
A huge part of Tanzanian culture is its inherent sense of community. It hits you as soon as you arrive here: everyone is inclusive, not exclusive. A familial trust glows in every face, every voice. Greetings of ‘sister’ and ‘brother’ chime out everywhere you go. Regardless of who you are, what you look like, where you have come from, why you are here. The message seems to be: You are in Tanzania now. Welcome to the family.September 28, 2015
In Tanzania the unemployment rate among young people (15 - 34 years old) is 21%. Raleigh Tanzania has been working alongside project partner East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) since the beginning of 2015. So far the Entrepreneur programme has helped 81 young entrepreneurs to create business plans and access finance to set up their own businesses. This will be the second time Raleigh teams are visiting these communities.September 26, 2015
In Tanzania, approximately 14 million people do not have access to safe water, over 30% of the population, and 27 million people do not have access to adequate sanitation. In October, six teams of volunteers from the UK and Tanzania will be working alongside communities to help increase knowledge and raise awareness about Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in rural areas.September 26, 2015
Equally as colourful as our surroundings here in Morogoro are the characters who make up our core Fieldbase team. Fieldbase is what we call the operational hub of our programmes in Tanzania. It is also the headquarters for Expedition and ICS Volunteer Managers and the permanent Raleigh Tanzania team. For the Fieldbase team, this will be both their home and their office over the coming few months.September 23, 2015
‘Karibu’ or ‘Welcome’ to the Raleigh Tanzania Expedition 15K! This comes to you from the town of Morogoro, home to the Raleigh Tanzania Fieldbase.September 22, 2015
Welcome to the new ICS programme blog for Raleigh Tanzania 15Z! From September to December we are running both the ICS WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Entrepreneur projects here in Tanzania and the advance team has spent their first week busy getting ready for the arrival of our 26 Team Leaders from across Tanzania and the UK.September 22, 2015