Blog

Our blogs are written by our volunteers in each country to give you a flavour of what life is like on our programmes. Filter by Country, Programme and Subject/Theme to find out more.

Countries
Programmes
Subjects/Themes

A huge part of Tanzanian culture is its inherent sense of community. It hits you as soon as you arrive here: everyone is inclusive, not exclusive. A familial trust glows in every face, every voice. Greetings of ‘sister’ and ‘brother’ chime out everywhere you go. Regardless of who you are, what you look like, where you have come from, why you are here. The message seems to be: You are in Tanzania now. Welcome to the family.

September 28, 2015

In Tanzania the unemployment rate among young people (15 - 34 years old) is 21%. Raleigh Tanzania has been working alongside project partner East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) since the beginning of 2015. So far the Entrepreneur programme has helped 81 young entrepreneurs to create business plans and access finance to set up their own businesses. This will be the second time Raleigh teams are visiting these communities.

September 26, 2015

In Tanzania, approximately 14 million people do not have access to safe water, over 30% of the population, and 27 million people do not have access to adequate sanitation. In October, six teams of volunteers from the UK and Tanzania will be working alongside communities to help increase knowledge and raise awareness about Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in rural areas.

September 26, 2015
Kennedy's ICS team in Tanzania

This month at Raleigh head office we had a very exciting visitor; Raleigh Tanzania alumnus Kennedy Mmari! He was in the UK to attend the Youth Summit on behalf of Raleigh alumni in Tanzania and across the world.

Once he settled in with the communications team, Kennedy wrote a guest blog to tell us about how Raleigh ICS has changed his life and all the exciting things he has been involved with since!

September 24, 2015

Equally as colourful as our surroundings here in Morogoro are the characters who make up our core Fieldbase team. Fieldbase is what we call the operational hub of our programmes in Tanzania. It is also the headquarters for Expedition and ICS Volunteer Managers and the permanent Raleigh Tanzania team. For the Fieldbase team, this will be both their home and their office over the coming few months.

September 23, 2015

‘Karibu’ or ‘Welcome’ to the Raleigh Tanzania Expedition 15K! This comes to you from the town of Morogoro, home to the Raleigh Tanzania Fieldbase.

September 22, 2015

Welcome to the new ICS programme blog for Raleigh Tanzania 15Z! From September to December we are running both the ICS WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Entrepreneur projects here in Tanzania and the advance team has spent their first week busy getting ready for the arrival of our 26 Team Leaders from across Tanzania and the UK.

September 22, 2015
Young Tanzanians and panel members pose

Last weekend, 120 young Tanzanian former volunteers from Raleigh International, Restless Development and VSO gathered to share experiences and discuss the future of their world.

One of the most important elements of the International Citizen Service (ICS) is active citizenship; what our volunteers do with their skills and inspiration after their placements.

September 18, 2015