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After completing business and entrepreneurship education programme delivered by Raleigh Tanzania International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteers, Chrisper John now runs her own hairdressing salon in the village. One year after completing her initial training, Chrisper participated in a second Raleigh-led programme designed to provide follow-up business support to her now well established business. A team of volunteers and Raleigh Tanzania alumni spent a week in Kisanga village working with Chrisper and other local business owners. In meeting Chrisper they met an motivated and successful woman who wants to share her skills with other young women who want to start their own business.

August 29, 2018

Raleigh Tanzania celebrate the young people enhancing each other's skills and support each other's businesses. Our collaborative team of Googlers and Raleigh Tanzania Alumni have done precisely that with a group of exciting young entrepreneurs in rural Tanzania.

August 29, 2018

Earlier this summer six Google employees volunteered on an exciting new digital skills project. The project run by Raleigh Tanzania provided essential follow-up business training to twelve young rural entrepreneurs and innovative digital skills training to twelve young urban entrepreneurs.

August 29, 2018

Over half of the world’s population are under the age of 30. They are the biggest youth generation ever.

Globally, over 600 million young people are unemployed or not in education or training. This figure is set to grow.

For many young people, self-employment and micro-enterprise offers a route out of poverty and poor working conditions.

By delivering business planning and finance training and providing access to seed funding and other forms of microfinance, young volunteers from Raleigh International are helping their peers find sustained, safe, dignified and fair work through entrepreneurship.

August 12, 2018

Joe is a Volunteer Manager on our 10-week Expedition in Tanzania this summer. Raleigh’s partnership with employee-owned company GLIDE, a partner of Joe’s parent company, Gripple, has enabled him to take the time to volunteer alongside young Tanzanians. This partnership is part of his company’s commitment to developing leaders within their businesses, increasing staff wellbeing and giving back to the world.

August 2, 2018

After spending three weeks in the village of Katurukila, our team of JOA volunteers have now arrived back in Jersey. The team were full of positivity when they returned to our base at Morogoro, having completed an impressive amount of construction and community work. Volunteer Manager Maddy tells us a bit more about the project and the experience of working with the community and Tanzanian volunteers.

July 27, 2018

Our team of volunteers in Katurukila, Kilombero includes people who have traveled from Jersey, having been selected for the community work project by Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA), and young volunteers from Tanzania. JOA are one of Raleigh Tanzania's key funding partners for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects.

July 20, 2018

Hassan Kiyungi, Raleigh Alumnus and founder of Menstruation and Entrepreneurship Matters (MEMA) Tanzania discovered the difficulties that girls face during their menstruation cycle whilst on placement with Raleigh Tanzania on a WASH Project in Kanga village, Morogoro in 2017. Now, him together with his team (other Raleigh Alumni) are working together to help Tanzanian girls stay in school.

July 20, 2018

Over the next three months, Raleigh volunteers from Tanzania and overseas will be working on SWASH (School Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) projects in four villages; two in Kilombero District, Morogoro Region and two in Kongwa District, Dodoma Region. Projects in these four villages commenced in January this year, and are set to be completed by September.

July 10, 2018