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Charlie 5 have completed the construction of a sanitation blocks for Kiswanya Primary School and handed over to the school administration in a well-attended inauguration ceremony by the school children, community members, village leaders and districts government representatives. The sanitation blocks include a room for girls to use during menstruation as well as another room for children with physical disabilities.

Report by Kennedy Mmari.

September 18, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Echo 3 have run two successful action days in Halungu Village. Action days are open events held to raise awareness about the entrepreneurship programme and other community related issues. They are also a way to integrate the volunteers into the village, as well as building community resilience. Organised fun and other social activities throughout the day help to create and maintain good relations between volunteers and the community members they work with. Below, the team outline the best moments from their brilliant action days!

September 16, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Exciting times are afoot at Fieldbase as the shiny new ICS Team Leaders have arrived! Travelling from across Tanzania and from the U.K., Fieldbase is now a hive of activity and enthusiasm as ICS Team Leader induction is well under way.

September 16, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Action Days have been the main chance for the Charlie 4 team to introduce themselves to the community of Mwaya, a rural village of approximately 15,000 people in the Kilombero district of the Morogoro region in central Tanzania. Action days are often the first opportunity for an ICS team to interact with a group of people that represents all ages and social groups within the village. Holding an action day helps to establish the team’s presence and role, as well as to develop working relationships and unity between the community and the team.

Words and photos Charlie 4.

September 14, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Charlie 3 has recently completed a SWASH (school water, sanitation and hygiene) project in the village of Difinga. They have been building latrines, a hand washing station and a menstrual hygiene management room at the primary school. The new facilities will provide a clean and private place for the school children to use the toilet. They also taught menstrual hygiene management (MHM) lessons. This is a new topic for Raleigh Tanzania and will empower girls in rural communities with the knowledge they need to stay in school following puberty. Below the team outline the key aspects of menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

Words Charlie 3. Photos Hilary.

September 12, 2017
Tanzania ICS

A huge amount of Raleigh Tanzania’s work relies on the hospitality and goodwill of the communities they work in. With their kindness and generosity each volunteer has a place to stay during their time working on the project. The people of Kingunga welcomed Echo 1 with open arms and doors. Each team member lived with a local family, and for the volunteers this was one of the most rewarding aspects of the project. We spoke to our homestay families to find out how they have found the experience of being a host family to ICS volunteers.

Words and photos Echo 1.

September 8, 2017
Tanzania ICS

The entrepreneurs in the village of Lufuna have completed a total of 96 hours of business education, learning about topics including the Business Model Canvas (BMC), cashflows, market research and pitching. They have all worked incredibly hard, often coming in for extra lessons voluntarily. After making it to the end of the Raleigh Tanzania Livelihoods programme, it was time to celebrate all their hard work and dedication with a graduation ceremony!

Words and photos Echo 7.

September 3, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Following the completion of the six week Livelihoods programme, entrepreneurs in the villages of Welu and Halungu were given the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel to receive a grant from Raleigh Tanzania. Those who pitched and were awarded a grant were given the opportunity to head to the nearest town with the volunteers to purchase the necessary materials they needed to start their businesses.

Words and photos Echo 3 and 4.

August 31, 2017
Tanzania ICS

After a six-week entrepreneurship course, the Raleigh Livelihoods programme culminates in a pitching day where up to 15 youth entrepreneurs showcase their business ideas to a panel with hopes of securing a grant. It might sound simple, but there are many things that make a good pitch! ICS volunteers and entrepreneurs must consider a variety of factors to ensure those pitching have the best chance of being awarded the Raleigh Tanzania grant.

August 29, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is a new element of the 2017 SWASH (school water, sanitation and hygiene) programme, working to teach girls aged 10-14 in rural Tanzanian communities about menstruation. They will learn how to take care of themselves during menstruation, the importance of good hygiene and also how to use the MHM room currently being built.

Words Charlie 7. Photos Rosie and Charlie 7.

August 25, 2017