Tanzania ICS

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Tanzania ICS

Catherine Lukowa is a Tanzanian ICS livelihoods programme volunteer currently based in Udumuka village, Iringa rural. On International Women’s Day Catherine and her team celebrated with the women in the village in the form of a focus group. Many of the women who attended are part of Raleigh’s entrepreneurship training programme in the village. In this blog, Catherine gives her account of what happened in the focus group meeting.

March 16, 2018
Tanzania ICS

On 23rd February 2018, fifteen young and enthusiastic Tanzanian and UK volunteers arrived in Udumuka, rural Iringa, with a passion to implement the ICS Raleigh livelihoods programme over the next ten weeks. The project aims to improve the prosperity of this rural village as well as developing the volunteers themselves. The programme will be empower the young volunteers with a host of transferable skills, whilst helping to facilitate a generation of active citizens for many years to come.

March 2, 2018
Tanzania ICS

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities around the world.

Over the coming three months young ICS volunteers will be working in partnership with local communities, project partners and fellow Raleigh volunteers who will together contribute to Raleigh’s 2017-2020 strategy: young people driving sustainable development.

February 24, 2018
Tanzania ICS

Over the coming three months our ICS and expedition teams will work with communities to create safe water, hygiene and sanitation facilities in nine different schools across Morogoro, Dodoma, Changombe and Muungano regions in Tanzania. Upon their first steps into community life, the teams learned that prioritising meeting members of the community can lead to successful projects on the ground.

February 14, 2018
Tanzania ICS

“Receiving my allocation with my counterparts was an amazing moment.”
- Nafeesah Chaudhry, ICS team leader.

“We carried out an exercise which involved comparing each other’s ‘most important’ values, possessions, memories, people and goals and we found that we had much more in common than we all initially thought!”
- Catherine Edwards, ICS team leader.

February 6, 2018
Tanzania ICS

Tanzanian and international spring cycle team leaders (ICS) and volunteer managers (Expedition) have arrived in-country and moved into a training base in Morogoro. The fieldbase staff have begun delivering their induction training programme, preparing all team leaders and volunteer managers for the next cohort of Raleigh volunteers.

February 5, 2018
Tanzania ICS

Last week the advance team arrived safe and well at the Raleigh Tanzania fieldbase in Morogoro. The advance team comprises the volunteers who will be based in fieldbase whilst making visits to project sites throughout the course of the spring expedition and ICS programmes to fulfil their role requirements. The advance team arrive in-country early in order to get settled into their roles with time to prepare for the arrival of the volunteers. All members, whether logistics coordinator, medic, communications officer, deputy operations manager or photographer, will work to ensure smooth running of the spring programmes. Fieldbase is a lively place into which the team received a very warm welcome.

January 31, 2018
Tanzania ICS

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
Tanzania ICS

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
Tanzania ICS

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 14, 2017