After two phases in their respective villages, the 17Y Raleigh ICS Livelihoods and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) groups returned to Morogoro for final festivities, reflections and goodbyes.December 17, 2017
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Raleigh project partner East African Dairy Development (EADD) has held 4 sessions through their partnership with Raleigh in Mgama throughout our time here. By engaging with our entrepreneurs, they were able to encourage at least 3 people to change from their original business idea to dairy farming. By explaining the benefits of working with the EADD, these entrepreneurs created business plans which would allow them to be in a position to pitch for alternative sources of finance and therefore become a member of the EADD. Through these sessions they were able to provide an education in how to keep animals effectively.December 16, 2017
2017 has been a fantastic year for Raleigh International in Tanzania. Raleigh Tanzania have continued to conduct vital sustainable development work throughout Tanzania in an effort to improve the living conditions and livelihoods of marginalised impoverished people living in rural Tanzania. Based in Morogoro town the ‘Field Base’ run the operations and logistics for three key programs; Livelihoods, Water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and Expedition, comprising of Natural Resource Management, a WASH program and a Trek group.
Words by Peter Lazaro
Photos by Paul
December 10th marked Human Rights Day, an international United Nations (UN) celebration of values; equality, justice and human dignity. This year marks the start of a year-long campaign highlighting 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a recognition of achievements of people from all over the world and a staple for the universal protection of human rights. In Mgama village, Echo 5 have shared a poem in the spirit of the day.December 11, 2017
Our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project with Raleigh International has involved a fair bit of construction. Based in Mkindo village, building a new toilet block for the primary school, we are in the first phase of construction so the fourteen new drop holes, menstruation hygiene management room and handwashing station won’t be finished until next year. Construction has given us quite enough to be getting on with and as most of our sixteen-strong team are building novices, there have been many things we have had to learn to manage the tasks set by our fundi (builder).December 11, 2017
Imagine being able to improve the quality of daily routine for many, or perhaps most of the women throughout a rural Tanzanian village as well as reducing the families’ household costs. Imagine too being able to improve their living conditions so that they will suffer less long-term disease. Imagine being able to do all these things at once, and at the same time contribute to environmental conservation. And, finally, to make sufficient cash profit from this venture to provide you with a long-term livelihood of your own. This is just what Agnes (aged 30) and Dorothy (20) are about to do in the village of Mgama.December 8, 2017
After weeks of working with our entrepreneurs to perfect their business models, pitching day arrived. Our Raleigh panel came to Kiponzelo to judge our entrepreneurs' business ideas. The panel has an abundance of experience in the field of entrepreneurship and how best to develop existing businesses. After hearing our entrepreneurs' pitches, the panel deliberated the strengths and weaknesses of their ideas and after announced who had received the grant. Each entrepreneur can receive a grant, which will transform not only their life, but the lives of people in their community.December 8, 2017
Building toilets and teaching at Magereza primary school is not enough: we teach the students water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) lessons in the hope that this knowledge is passed on to their families, resulting in a transfer of knowledge to the rest of the community. However, it is important to reinforce this message with the rest of the community, including youth, women, elders and other children who do not attend Magereza, encouraging ‘top-down / bottom-up’ development, creating conversation and mobilising change.December 6, 2017
December the 5th marks International Volunteer Day, an annual observance heavily linked to those at the forefront of the Raleigh programmes: volunteers. In Lumuli, Echo 6 share their views on the meaning of volunteering and relate their experience so far on the Raleigh International Citizens Service (ICS) Livelihoods programme.December 5, 2017
Stella Wambuli is as usual, impeccably dressed. She is also very busy. She tells me that she is doing something now which is very important for the whole village but is keeping her incredibly occupied. She is a woman very much in demand and heavily relied on in Mkindo village. It is not hard to see why. She is polite, friendly and welcoming to us, even inviting us to her birthday party. She is also a person we have relied on completely; Stella has been ever present during the project and has never failed to help us in our aims.December 4, 2017