The team had a day to relax before starting training which will include an introduction to Raleigh International and the work they are doing in Tanzania, as well as risk assessment, health and safety and basic medical training. The team has also embarked on leadership training where they will learn how to work with their fellow volunteer managers as well as leading their team successfully.
Linzie who is volunteering with Raleigh through her company, Nationwide Platforms commented, “I feel so privileged to be given the opportunity to volunteer with Raleigh International through my job and I have arrived in Tanzania with no expectations, ready to learn more. I’ve already picked up some really interesting things that I know I can apply to my job back in the UK and I’m looking forward to more training over the next two weeks.”
Raymond from Dar es Salaam is really looking forward to working with a wide variety of people and nationalities he said, “I’m interested in understanding better how rural communities live in Tanzania. I’m looking forward to making the best of this experience, I want to have fun and also work with the communities to help make a difference in their lives.”
The volunteer managers will continue their training, including heading out on a practice trek before finding out their allocations and visiting their project sites for project planning visits. They will then be joined by the venturers for induction.
Thursday 15th June: Practice Trek
Friday 16th June: Volunteer managers receive their allocations
Sunday 18th June: Project planning visits
Monday 26th June: Venturers arrive
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Words Alice. Photos Rosie.