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The Global Environment Day is on the 5th of June. On this day, global citizens encourage action on environmental sustainability, such as reforestation and the sustainable use of natural resources. They do this by raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, climate change and motivating people for taking initiative for environmental conservation.

June 5, 2017

To mark this year’s World Environment Day we put a spotlight on the Youth for Green Growth initiative, which aims to create an enabling environment for youth-led action that promotes and advances the Green Growth and Sustainable Development agendas in Tanzania. World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. It is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. (

Words by Marie. Photos by Harry.

June 5, 2017

We have found our homestay families very welcoming and friendly. They have worked hard to make us feel like a part of the family.

June 3, 2017

Now the 17D expedition has ended and we are nearing the end of the 17S ICS programme it has allowed the time to reflect on the programme, going right back to the start with induction. Induction is an incredibly busy time for Raleigh Team Leaders (TLs) and Volunteer Managers (VMs). Having just arrived at Raleigh’s field base in Morogoro and with little time to recover from their flights, it’s straight into training sessions, preparing them for the next few months.

Words and photos by Medic Andrew Livesey.

May 28, 2017

Kamwene! (Hello). Mentorship is an essential part of the Livelihoods programme and will help to ensure the success of the entrepreneurs long after the project has finished. Local mentors are people who have already established a successful business. They provide support and advice to the entrepreneurs to help them build a successful business.

Words and photos by Echo 7.

May 19, 2017

An initiative aimed at reversing deforestation in Tanzania was launched in late 2016 by a committed Raleigh Tanzania alumni. The #50milliontrees campaign, part of the Youth for green Growth project, was led by the Raleigh Tanzania Society. Recently formed regional groups of alumni across the country have partnered with local communities, NGOs and government, and has planted more than 40000 trees so far.

Report by Kennedy Mmari.

May 17, 2017

Our team of ICS team leaders and volunteers based in Kiswanya have successfully organised two Community Action Days since arriving in the village 7 weeks ago! Our second Action Day took place last weekend and focused on food hygiene and speaking to the women of Kiswanya about safe cooking practices.

May 17, 2017

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

Words and photos by Marie.

May 15, 2017