From Sustainable Development Goals, to the inequalities between developed and developing countries, 21-year-old Raleigh Bursary Fund recipient Alex discusses his motivations, experiences and learnings from his recent Expedition in Tanzania.May 8, 2018
All the latest news and updates from the Raleigh Expedition in Tanzania
Fabian Moses Ndunguru is a 26-year-old science teacher at the Primary School in Muungano where Expedition volunteers have been working on a school, water, sanitation and hygiene (SWASH) programme. Originally from Ruvuma District, he was posted to Muungano in 2015 for his first teaching role. Logistics Officer Joanna Elding interviewed him about his role in the SWASH club.April 25, 2018
Eddy Zakaria Gwasma is 31 years old and has a 6-year-old son. Her 14-year-old cousin also lives with her. During the dry season in June and July she sells her sunflower oil and maize and throughout the year she makes and sells the best mandazi’s.April 14, 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
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
Whilst on expedition all volunteers will take on varied challenges depending on the nature of the project/ activity they are working on. These projects encompass three specific programmatic project areas: natural resource management (NRM); water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and trek. Every three weeks the expedition volunteer groups will change to a different programme, enabling them to understand and experience working on all projects. Each programme contributes to Raleigh’s 2017-2020 strategy: young people driving sustainable development.
Over the coming three months our ICS and expedition teams will work with communities to create safe water, hygiene and sanitation facilities in nine different schools across Morogoro, Dodoma, Changombe and Muungano regions in Tanzania. Upon their first steps into community life, the teams learned that prioritising meeting members of the community can lead to successful projects on the ground.February 14, 2018
All expedition spring programme volunteer managers now understand which project they will be working on and have also now been allocated into groups of twos and threes in order to begin working together in their respective communities to reach their long-term project goals. International and Tanzanian volunteer managers are placed together with the aim of encouraging fluid communication with the community and exchange between community members and volunteers. Each volunteer manager tends to refer to their partner as their counterpart: On the expedition programme, international and Tanzanian counterparts will work together for the first phase and then swap their allocations for phase two and again in phase three. Whilst one expedition team will begin with the adventure leadership phase, trek, two other groups will go straight out into community to begin natural resource management and schools, water and sanitation projects.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 7th February, the expedition volunteer managers depart for their project planning visit.
“This is a great way of putting young people from around the world together. Right now I can say I have a family all around the world. This is home.”
- Sadick Issa, 26.
Tanzanian and international spring cycle team leaders (ICS) and volunteer managers (expedition) have also now arrived in-country and have moved into a training base in Morogoro. The fieldbase staff have begun delivering the induction training programme, preparing all team leaders and volunteer managers for the arrival of the volunteers 16th & 17th February (expedition and ICS respectively).
Images by Hilary Sloane, spring cycle photographer. Words by Rebbie Webb, communications officer.