Tanzania ICS

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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

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

2017 has been a fantastic year for Raleigh International in Tanzania. Raleigh Tanzania have continued to conduct vital sustainable development work throughout Tanzania in an effort to improve the living conditions and livelihoods of marginalised impoverished people living in rural Tanzania. Based in Morogoro town the ‘Field Base’ run the operations and logistics for three key programs; Livelihoods, Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and Expedition, comprising of Natural Resource Management, a WASH program and a Trek group.

Words by Peter Lazaro
Photos by Paul

December 14, 2017

According to United Nations, people in the world over engage in volunteerism for a variety of reasons;t to help to eliminate poverty, to improve basic health and education, to tackle environmental issues, or to reduce the risk of disasters, to combat social exclusion and violent conflict. In these fields, volunteerism makes a specific contribution by generating well-being for people and their communities

Words by Peter Lazaro

December 11, 2017

December 10th marked Human Rights Day, an international United Nations (UN) celebration of values; equality, justice and human dignity. This year marks the start of a year-long campaign highlighting 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a recognition of achievements of people from all over the world and a staple for the universal protection of human rights. In Mgama village, Echo 5 have shared a poem in the spirit of the day.

December 11, 2017

Our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project with Raleigh International has involved a fair bit of construction. Based in Mkindo village, building a new toilet block for the primary school, we are in the first phase of construction so the fourteen new drop holes, menstruation hygiene management room and handwashing station won’t be finished until next year. Construction has given us quite enough to be getting on with and as most of our sixteen-strong team are building novices, there have been many things we have had to learn to manage the tasks set by our fundi (builder).

December 11, 2017

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

Imagine being able to improve the quality of daily routine for many, or perhaps most of the women throughout a rural Tanzanian village as well as reducing the families’ household costs. Imagine too being able to improve their living conditions so that they will suffer less long-term disease. Imagine being able to do all these things at once, and at the same time contribute to environmental conservation. And, finally, to make sufficient cash profit from this venture to provide you with a long-term livelihood of your own. This is just what Agnes (aged 30) and Dorothy (20) are about to do in the village of Mgama.

December 8, 2017

After weeks of working with our entrepreneurs to perfect their business models, pitching day arrived. Our Raleigh panel came to Kiponzelo to judge our entrepreneurs' business ideas. The panel has an abundance of experience in the field of entrepreneurship and how best to develop existing businesses. After hearing our entrepreneurs' pitches, the panel deliberated the strengths and weaknesses of their ideas and after announced who had received the grant. Each entrepreneur can receive a grant, which will transform not only their life, but the lives of people in their community.

December 8, 2017

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
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