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’Now I understand the approach of social monitoring, I can work with my village leaders and other stakeholders to maintain projects in our community’’
- Bakhresa Salim Salim, Community Monitor in Lukole village – Mpwapwa district.

December 27, 2019

To volunteer is to go on a journey which can shape your future. After years of volunteering Angel has become a project officer for Raleigh Tanzania. Now she explains how volunteering helped her get there, and how it can help others find their future paths too.

December 23, 2019

Raleigh Tanzania implements a Social Accountability through Youth (SAY) project in Morogoro, Dodoma and Iringa regions,Tanzania in partnership with Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) that operates its sustainable charcoal project in Mbamba village, Kilosa district. TFCG aims at establishing commercially viable chains for legal and sustainably produced charcoal. In supporting young people in Tanzania to bring about change within their communities Raleigh Tanzania has recruited and trained young local volunteers as community monitors, and so is the case in Mbamba village.

December 18, 2019

Volunteers come from all over the world to work together on projects with Raleigh Tanzania. Anais and Daisy come from very different backgrounds, but now work as counterparts to improve water and sanitation in a rural community. This International Volunteer Day, they share their experiences.

December 4, 2019

Income generation is a source of personal dignity, family stability, and peace in communities across Tanzania, and is vital for poverty reduction and the achievement of equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. However, youth unemployment remains one of the key challenges in Tanzania. Young people from Raleigh Tanzania are working towards reducing poverty in rural communities of Tanzania through the Rural Inclusive Sustainable Enterprise Through Youth (RISE) project.

November 27, 2019

According to the UN, 4.2 billion people worldwide live without safely managed sanitation - that's half the world's population! - and 673 million people still defecate in the open. Raleigh ICS alumni Amber worked on a toilet building project in rural Tanzania. She now explains more about her project and its importance on World Toilet Day.

November 18, 2019

Young people have the power to make a difference. Raleigh alumni Kennedy was recently named as one of the 100 most influential young Africans for his work as the CEO of communications agency Serengeti Bytes. He writes about the power of young people to be leaders as members of what he calls the 'generation unlimited'.

October 18, 2019

Clean water and sanitation for everyone, everywhere. This is one of the Global Goals - and it’s a BIG one. Across rural Tanzania, there are more than a hundred young people currently taking the lead to transform sanitation, health and hygiene in the home. It’s time to meet the SWASH Heroes!

October 15, 2019

On Day of the Girl, it’s time to stand up for the power of girls. Raleigh alumni Jacqueline is the founder of WapeSmile, a charity which works to improve access to education for young people in Tanzania, especially young girls. Jacqueline writes why she is standing up for girl power.

October 11, 2019

A school committee is a group of elected members that includes of both parents and teachers as the community representatives responsible for strengthening School governance, managing and overseeing the school management and to provide them with the community support. Raleigh Tanzania has been working in collaboration with Local Government Authority (LGA)and school management committees since 2016 delivering WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) project in Kongwa District, Dodoma Region in Tanzania. So far, In Kongwa District we have worked in 13 different communities to ensure proper sanitation in primary schools.

September 25, 2019