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Village Executive Officers from 7 Dodoma districts attended the inter-monitor-district meeting with all the community monitors. This meeting aimed at discussing some challenges, ways to mitigate them and the sustainability of Social Accountability through Youth Project.
Young people selected by their community to become Community Monitors recently attended Raleigh training as part of the SAY project, so they can learn the tools and techniques to monitor projects in their communities effectively. 100 young people from 50 communities in Morogoro attended the 4-day training so that they can engage their communities in social accountability.
Vijana takbriani mia moja waliochanguliwa kutoka kwenye jamii au vijiji 50 hivi karibuni walihudhulia mafunzo kutoka Raleigh Tanzania hapa Morogoro kama sehemu ya mradi wa Uwajibikaji Wa Jamii Kupitia Vijana (UWAJAKUVI). Lengo la mafunzo ni kujifunza namna ya ufuatiliaji wa mradi na ushirikishaji wa jamii.
Mradi wa Uwajibikaji wa Jamii Kupitia Vijana (UWAJAKUVI) una lengo la kuongeza kiwango cha mafanikio ya miradi na thamani ya fedha inayotumika kwenye maendeleo katika mkoa wa Dodoma, Iringa na Morogoro itakayonufaisha zaidi ya watu 500,000. Mradi huu utawezesha vijana, wanawake na watu wenye ulemavu zaidi ya 400 ili kushiriki katika ufuatiliaji wa miradi kwenye zaidi ya vijiji 179. Kwa kutumia mfumo bora wa teknolojia ya Application ya DevCheck Development Check. Vijana watajengewa uwezo na kujiamini kuwajibika na kuhimiza jamii nzima kufanya hivyo.
Social Accountability through Youth (SAY) aims to increase the success rate, impact and value for money of development spending in the Dodoma, Iringa and Morogoro regions of Tanzania, benefitting more than 500,000 people. It will do this by empowering over 400 young women and men, including people with disabilities, to effectively and independently monitor project delivery across 179 communities. Through improved reporting systems – such as a dedicated app named DevCheck (Development Check) – and specialised training, these young Tanzanians will gain an increased ability and confidence to hold development organisations to account and encourage their communities to do the same.
30 RB employees from 23 countries have partnered with 30 Tanzanian youth volunteers on RB’s Global Volunteer Challenge with Raleigh Tanzania, setting out to address challenges in poor hygiene practices across rural Tanzania through the design of behaviour change interventions.
Water contamination, inadequate sanitation infrastructure, poor hygiene behaviours, and lack of knowledge around good hygiene practices are commonplace in rural Tanzania with diarrheal diseases and cholera outbreaks as leading causes of death. Raleigh Tanzania and RB’s ‘Healthier lives, Happier homes’ project sets out to tackle this issue.
For two weeks, 30 employees from our corporate partner RB are collaborating with 30 young Raleigh Tanzania Society (RTS) volunteers through our ‘Healthier Lives; Happier Homes’ project. Volunteers will be utilising their skills and knowledge of the local context to help RB employees find ways to boost the uptake of healthy hygiene and sanitation behaviours and stop the spread of easily preventable illnesses in rural communities.
Raleigh Tanzania and RB have joined forces in a two-year partnership which will help create healthier communities in rural Tanzania. As part of the company’s Global Volunteer Challenge programme, RB employees will be working with current Raleigh Tanzania volunteers to prevent the spread of easily preventable illnesses in communities by finding ways to boost the uptake of healthy hygiene and sanitation behaviours.
Raleigh Tanzania WASH Project Officer Tino Dickson and Deputy Operations Coordinator Mica Lam joined the Raleigh volunteers in Mkamba village where the atmosphere is palpable. The school grounds are overrun with excited children and school teachers in colourful matching katange, who, despite being on their Easter break, have all remained in village to show support for the opening ceremony of the newly completed sanitation facilities at Juhudi Primary School.
Since 2018 Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) and Raleigh Tanzania have been working in partnership to deliver school water, sanitation and hygiene (SWASH) projects at rural primary schools in the Morogoro region.