Tanzania Expedition

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Tanzania

Whilst on expedition all volunteers will take on varied challenges depending on the nature of the project/ activity they are working on. These projects encompass three specific programmatic project areas: natural resource management (NRM); water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and trek. Every three weeks the expedition volunteer groups will change to a different programme, enabling them to understand and experience working on all projects. Each programme contributes to Raleigh’s 2017-2020 strategy: young people driving sustainable development.

February 20, 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

All expedition spring programme volunteer managers now understand which project they will be working on and have also now been allocated into groups of twos and threes in order to begin working together in their respective communities to reach their long-term project goals. International and Tanzanian volunteer managers are placed together with the aim of encouraging fluid communication with the community and exchange between community members and volunteers. Each volunteer manager tends to refer to their partner as their counterpart: On the expedition programme, international and Tanzanian counterparts will work together for the first phase and then swap their allocations for phase two and again in phase three. Whilst one expedition team will begin with the adventure leadership phase, trek, two other groups will go straight out into community to begin natural resource management and schools, water and sanitation projects.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 7th February, the expedition volunteer managers depart for their project planning visit.

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

After three months of working across Tanzania, the time has come for us to say goodbye, to the country, its people and our volunteer counterparts, all of whom have consistently inspired us to give our all to ensure success in all aspects of the work we have done on this Raleigh expedition.

December 18, 2017
Tanzania

Expedition Alpha 2 team have been working on the school water, sanitation and hygiene (SWASH) project at Nanenane school in Nyamwezi, funded by Buildbase / Hirebase, over the course of three phases this cycle. Besides the construction of new toilet blocks, handwashing station and menstrual hygiene management (MHM) room, Alpha 2 two have also delivered SWASH and MHM lessons for the students at Nanenane. All facilities now constructed, we report on the final stages and the team that contributed to the success.

December 18, 2017
Tanzania

Natalia, a Packing Operator at Gripple Ltd in Sheffield has recently completed a ten-week expedition as a volunteer with Raleigh Tanzania. Natalia had the opportunity to volunteer through her company and was given time off to come to Tanzania where over the course of the Autumn cycle, she completed a youth leadership trek phase through Iringa Rural, contributed to the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Nyamwezi and ended on natural resource management (NRM) project in Iyegeya. We spoke with Natalia following her three phases to find out about her time volunteering with Raleigh Tanzania.

December 17, 2017
Tanzania

Having secured two days a week teaching at Iyegeya primary school, Alpha 3 volunteers have been delivering lessons on various topics. Ensuring youth awareness of environmental conservation and natural resource management (NRM) will be instrumental to the future of the district of Mufundi, being sustainable a one. Alpha 3 reported back on how the lessons have progressed.

December 15, 2017
Tanzania

At the start of expedition phase three, I was to join Alpha 1 on the third trek through Iringa. The toil, I was warned, was arduous but with a massive pay off. Also, that the landscape changed every day, something I was desperate to experience. This phase, the trek team was composed of 11 members, including the volunteer managers, and Morris the trek guide. This meant that in comparison with the previous teams, our distribution of kit and food weight was limited to smaller numbers, a challenge that was met with strength and enthusiasm.

December 15, 2017