Tanzania Expedition

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


The 20th February 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Social Justice. As explained by the UN, “social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.”

In commemoration of this day Alpha 2 talks about the lasting impact the SWASH (Schools, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project will have on young girls, and children living with disabilities in Chimlata, and their access to education.

Written by Eleanore, Mike and Marie

February 22, 2017

Kamwene! (Hello) We are five days in and Alpha 3 are pleased to say we have been having an absolute blast in Ihanu village. Three teams in total will spend time in Ihanu during the Spring Raleigh Expedition, with us being the first to start with the NRM project. This will see us build a tree nursery in the community and at the local primary school. Our overall aim being to raise awareness around environmental issues such as deforestation and the protection of livelihoods and wildlife in Ihanu.

Written by Lutufyo, Maria, Becky, and Sam.
Pictures by Harry.

February 20, 2017

There were cheers of excitement and happiness at the WAMO training centre on Sunday morning as the venturers were told their allocations for phase 1. The next 2 days were busy as everyone got together in their Alpha groups to find out more about the projects, communities and partners they will be working with. Training also continued until all groups were set and ready to go. Read on to see which groups the venturers were allocated to…

February 14, 2017

We are happy to announce that yesterday all of our 17D venturers safely arrived at WAMO training centre in Morogoro. After a well needed night’s sleep they were all up bright and early ready to start three days of intensive training. The training will ensure they have all the information they need and will fully prepare them ready to start their expedition on phase 1!

February 12, 2017

The 17D Home Country Volunteer Managers (HCVMs) and International Volunteer Managers have arrived back from their Phase 1 Project Planning Visits (PPVs). During their visits, they learnt all about the project they will be working on and met with the respective project partners. Most importantly they spent time within the community and built relationships with the village leaders and members of the community with whom they will be working. They are all excited and looking forward to sharing their knowledge with the venturers when they arrive in the next few days. We caught up with each Alpha group to see how they got on; read on to find out more.

February 10, 2017

Phase 1 Volunteer Manager allocations are in! After a day trekking in the Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro the VMs were up bright and early, eager to find out where and with whom they will be working for phase 1. There were cheers and excitement as allocations were announced and work began on preparing for their Project Planning Visits (PPVs); read on to find out more.

February 3, 2017

We’re excited and happy to announce that our Volunteer Managers (VMs) have safely arrived in Morogoro and have joined the Advance Team for a couple of weeks of getting to know each other and intense training in preparation for the arrival of our 17D venturers.

January 28, 2017

The Advance Team all arrived safe and well at the Raleigh Tanzania Fieldbase in Morogoro last week. Since then the team have been busy getting to know each other and have learnt more about their roles and how they will be supporting the Project Managers and Venturers over the coming months. Let’s introduce the team….

January 24, 2017

Expedition Tanzania 2016 has finally come to an end. We have all been tirelessly working towards achieving the Global Development Goals and have progressed in ways we thought we could only imagine. Now that the venturers have made their final trips home, let’s take a look back at all of our accomplishments for the year.

Photos by Andie Griffiths and Steve Freeman

December 15, 2016