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Every year on 15 October, community and national leaders use Global Handwashing Day to spread the word about handwashing and demonstrate the simplicity and value of clean hands. While building new hygiene facilities is an important step for improving hand hygiene in rural communities, promoting changes in behaviour are just as vital to create lasting changes.

October 15, 2018

Most of us take the simple act of handwashing for granted, but 2.3 million people worldwide still do not have access to clean water, and they share taps and toilets with other households.

October 15, 2018

“In my village we share a tap between our nine houses. In the spring we have very little in the way of water supply, just a few drops to share, we have to queue with our buckets to get water and it means we can’t do our other jobs. We would be so much happier if we had a good water supply all year round.” - Community member in Mathilo Raniswara, Gorkha

October 12, 2018

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

Our new International Citizen Service (ICS) Team Leaders are all prepared to start the new journey on the way to change. They are preparing for their training at Pasa Yard in Kathmandu and will continue their training in the rural community for few days before they go to their placements.

The team leaders of Makwanpur and Gorkha will look after the Livelihoods and WASH projects respectively and play a crucial role in building good rapport with their respective team.

September 26, 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