It has been a very exciting week for the expedition volunteer managers (VMs) and medics. On Thursday, the team headed out on a practice trek around the Uluguru Mountains to prepare them for 19 days of trekking around Iringa. The following day, phase allocations were announced and the newly formed teams began preparing for their project planning visits (PPV). During phase one of expedition there will be one group working on a natural resource management project, two groups working on WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) projects and one group will be trekking.The VMs will next spend three nights on PPV, visiting the communities they will be working in and preparing for the arrival of the group. First, they embarked on their practice trek offering a great insight into life on trek, helping to build team work skills and allowing the volunteer managers to put their medical training into practice.June 19, 2017
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We’re pleased to announce that the volunteer managers for expedition 17KL have all arrived safely in Morogoro. The group has been getting to know each other as well as the advance fieldbase team. They will have two weeks of training before the venturers arrive on the 26th June for induction. The volunteer managers come from all over Tanzania and the UK and are excited to get started on their Raleigh journey.
The advance volunteer team has arrived safely at the Raleigh Tanzania Fieldbase in Morogoro. Six new team members have joined the existing volunteers and permanent field base staff at our home for the next three months, located at the foot of the Uluguru Mountains. After a long journey we were glad of a warm welcome and a chance to get to know everyone. Now that we’re all settled in, let’s meet the new arrivals...June 10, 2017
To mark this year’s World Environment Day we put a spotlight on the Youth for Green Growth initiative, which aims to create an enabling environment for youth-led action that promotes and advances the Green Growth and Sustainable Development agendas in Tanzania. World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. It is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. (www.worldenvironmentday.global)
Words by Marie. Photos by Harry.
Now the 17D expedition has ended and we are nearing the end of the 17S ICS programme it has allowed the time to reflect on the programme, going right back to the start with induction. Induction is an incredibly busy time for Raleigh Team Leaders (TLs) and Volunteer Managers (VMs). Having just arrived at Raleigh’s field base in Morogoro and with little time to recover from their flights, it’s straight into training sessions, preparing them for the next few months.
Words and photos by Medic Andrew Livesey.
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.
Words and photos by Marie.
Dr Andrew Livesey is currently volunteering as a medic on the Raleigh expedition and ICS programmes in Tanzania.
He's penned a thought-provoking poem challenging the stereotypes of Africa and exploring the reality which he's discovered.
In early February the 17D Raleigh Expedition team started work in Chimlata village with the goal of building two toilet blocks consisting of 12 toilets, disabled facilities and a menstruation hygiene room. Three months on and the final Alpha 2 team are preparing leave the village, how did they get on?
Words and photos by Alpha 2
After nine weeks of establishing a tree nursery, transplanting seedlings and raising awareness on environmental issues within the community and local primary school, it is time for our Raleigh venturers to hand over the Natural Resource Management project to the community of Ihanu.
Words and photos by Alpha 3.
The time has come to say farewell to all of our 17D Tanzania Expedition venturers and Volunteer Managers (VMs). It has been a fun 12 weeks that has seen some great friendships formed and lasting memories made.
Words by Marie. Photos by Harry.