Tanzania Expedition

Get a real insight into our projects on the ground.

Meet our volunteers, communities and staff who are working together to create lasting, positive change.


Expedition Venturers complete their training in Morogoro and set off to start work on their project sites for phase one of Expedition.

October 20, 2016

By Anna Thompson and Frank Samson

After a successful induction in the mountains surrounding Mbeya, Team Nundu felt prepared to meet the entrepreneurs and put all their energy, knowledge and new Swahili words to good use in Nundu, home for the next two weeks. We could not wait to start the Google Tanzania project, the main aims of which are to support entrepreneurs, who have already been trained by Raleigh Tanzania, in overcoming challenges, identifying new opportunities and expanding their businesses, through the use of technology.

October 19, 2016

By Joséphine Kant (Google, Nkalise)

As we neared the half way mark of our stay in Nkalise, we invited the entire village to celebrate our entrepreneurship Action Day in the theme of “Better together”, in Swahili, “Vizuri pa moja”. Welcomed by the sound of the beating drums from the local band (this was a treat as they were busy training for a regional competition), we greeted the community with a speech by the village executive officer, Asalile Mwaiteleke.

October 18, 2016

Written and photos by Steve Freeman, Communications Officer

The International Venturers have safely arrived in Morogoro! They will be spending the next 5 days in training sessions to get them ready for the first phase in their project sites. Expedition has officially begun!

October 8, 2016

Words and photos by Andrea Griffiths

The Raleigh Volunteer Managers have arrived back from their PPV’s (Project Planning Visits), a visit made to the community before the venturers start their placement. I went with the Volunteer Manager’s from Team Nundu to see what was involved in their visit.

October 7, 2016

By Steve Freeman, Communications Officer

The Google Volunteers, AKA ‘The Googlers’, have arrived in Mbeya and can’t wait to get through induction and move on to their villages!

October 5, 2016

By: Steve Freeman
Photos by: Andrea Griffiths and Steve Freeman

After six days of intense training, trekking, team bonding, and all around fun times, the 16P Volunteer Managers have been allocated in to their projects for Phase One.

October 2, 2016

It’s go time! The Volunteer Managers (VMs) have safely arrived and will be conducting training for the next two weeks to prepare them for their adventure as Expedition 16P Volunteer Managers.

Written and Photo By: Steve Freeman

September 27, 2016

The Advanced Fieldbase team for 16P and 16Y arrived last week and have been working hard to get everything ready for when the venturers arrive in just a few weeks time. As they have a lot to organise we thought we would give an insight into what goes into the planning before the programs begin.

Photos and words by Andrea Griffiths

September 26, 2016