Kickstarting 17Y with the Welcome of the ICS Team Leaders

16th September 2017

This comprehensive induction fully equips our Team Leaders with the knowledge and skills to have a safe, impactful and enjoyable cycle. During these two weeks the Team Leaders will learn more about Raleigh, what they do and why it is so important for global development. At the heart of Raleigh’s work is its emphasis on the importance of youth engagement. As well as its vital work in rural communities engaging young people in sustainable development ensures a generation of active citizens, and with that comes long term sustainable change.


Team Leaders Charlie and Jovina

Next on the agenda is learning about the ICS projects – Livelihoods and WASH. This cycle, Livelihoods are working with two great project partners; Tanzanian Forestry Conservation Group (TFCG) and East African Dairy Development (EADD). Working alongside these partners the Livelihoods team will plan and deliver an entrepreneur curriculum to equip people in rural communities with the skills to start up their very own small enterprises. WASH work very closely with schools in rural communities to educate many about the importance of hand washing, amongst many other important skills. By teaching in schools, this knowledge travels far and wide with children going home and speaking to their families and neighbours. WASH projects also improve access to adequate sanitation facilities by building toilets and sanitation facilities. Two different projects, but equally as impactful.  Team Leaders found out their project allocation yesterday so watch this space if you want to see who is heading where!

Team Leaders Mike and Mwajabu discussing their leadership style

And if this wasn’t enough, Team Leaders are also learning loads about cultural awareness, mental health, risk assessments and of course basic medical training to ensure everyone is kept safe and well. It’s a busy time for everyone here at Fieldbase but we always make time for some fun too.

The Team Leaders have all settled in wonderfully and are already excited to see where they are going to be working and living for the next three months, and of course welcoming the volunteers. They don’t have long to wait, as at the end of this week Team Leaders head off to their villages on project planning visits.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Youth Economic Empowerment Tanzania