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Charlie 6 are working on a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project in the village of Chimlata. They will be carrying on the work that was started by an expedition group last cycle. Although the previous group finished building the structure of new toilet blocks on the school grounds, toilet doors and finishing touches are still needed. As well as concluding the construction work, we will be concentrating on teaching SWASH (School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) lessons within the community, to ensure the message of good sanitation spreads far and wide and continues when we are gone.

Words and photos Charlie 6.

July 20, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Today is World Emoji Day - a day celebrating the emoji and all it can express beyond words. To mark the day, we asked Echo 2 to reflect on their time in village and what they have learned about expressing themselves. The team are based in the village of Kitunduweta, in the Kilosa district, working on a Livelihoods project. They will be delivering entrepreneurship training in the village helping to develop businesses in the community and supporting the local economy.

Words Echo 2 and Alice. Photos Alice.

July 17, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Today marks World Youth Skills Day. This year, the focus is on 'Youth Skills to Improve Youth Employment.'

July 15, 2017
Tanzania ICS

The 15th July will mark World Youth Skills Day. At Raleigh Tanzania, we are committed to developing skills in our volunteers, team leaders and within the communities we work. Charlie 4 are currently based in the village of Mwaya working on a School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (SWASH) project in the local primary school with their project partner, The Myles Trust. Attending school and gaining basic skills is vital to securing employment in Tanzania. Currently there are a number of barriers that prevent young people, especially girls from attending school. One of these is poor hygiene and a lack of facilities during menstruation. Charlie 4 outline how they are working with the community to build sanitation facilities and ensure good hygiene practices, enabling young people in Mwaya to gain the skills they need to succeed in life.

Words and photos Charlie 4.

July 13, 2017
Tanzania ICS

The 15th of July is World Youth Skills day. This week we are looking at why equipping young people with skills is important. Based in the village of Kigunga, Echo One has been working with the community to help them learn business and entrepreneurship skills. The work they are undertaking is part of the Raleigh Tanzania Livelihoods project. The aim of the programme is to develop sustainable business and enterprise in rural communities such as Kigunga. Building SMEs in Tanzania is vital to addressing the high rate of unemployment in young people. 13.4% of those aged 15-34 are currently unemployed, and with 800,000 young Tanzanians entering the labour market each year, entrepreneurs starting their own businesses are part of the solution to tackling high youth unemployment.

Words Echo One and Alice. Photos Alice.

July 12, 2017
Tanzania ICS

Charlie 7 are undertaking a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project working in the beautiful village of Bwanwani, situated in the Kilombero District. The village is made up of around 720 households, with a population of 4,600. Over the past few days, the team have been settling into their new homes, familiarising themselves with the village and have begun construction.

Words and photos Charlie 7.

July 11, 2017
Tanzania ICS

The ICS WASH and Livelihoods teams have been busy preparing to depart for their projects this week. After five days of induction, this morning both groups boarded their buses and began travelling to their villages. They have been in training for the past week with lessons including cultural awareness, health and safety as well as in-depth programme specific training. They left bright and early this morning, marking the beginning of the 17V cycle!

June 30, 2017
Tanzania ICS

The livelihoods volunteers have been busy with training this week, and were keen to find out where they had been allocated for the next ten weeks of programme. The deputy operations managers (DOMs) didn't keep the volunteers in suspense for too long, and each team was announced, accompanied by lots of clapping and hugging. So, let's meet the 17V livelihoods teams:

June 30, 2017
Tanzania ICS

The WASH volunteers and team leaders were up early to find out where they had been allocated for the next ten weeks of programme. Everyone was eagerly anticipating the big reveal, and the team leaders made it just a little more exciting. Everyone's photo was stuck on the wall in the main hall, with their team number written on the back. Volunteers had great fun searching for their photos and finding their other group members.

June 30, 2017