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
All the latest news and updates from the ICS programme in Tanzania
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
After two weeks of tubing, transplanting and planting seedlings to create a tree nursery, our work on the natural resource management project in the village of Nandala, rural Iringa, culminated in an action day. We held an action day in partnership with the community and project partner Tanzania Forestry Conservation Group to celebrate the end of the project. With the action day now complete, we report on the various creative and innovative ways in which we overcame language barriers to share our messages with the community.March 31, 2018
Meet Christina and Celina, two young Tanzanian Raleigh volunteers. We joined them as they trekked through Iringa on the youth leadership phase of their Raleigh Expedition. We discussed the problems women face in rural Tanzania and how they hope to inspire other young women to achieve their dreams.March 27, 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.
18-year-old Roos Harmeling is currently volunteering on a natural resource management (NRM) project in Nandala, a rural village in Iringa region, Tanzania. In this blog she describes her experience of arriving in the village with fellow Raleigh expedition volunteers and how conducting surveys with her Tanzanian counterparts enabled her to meet the community and find out about the current resource management situation there. Thanks to the support of Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust we can continue our work in rural Iringa.March 2, 2018
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.