Tanzania Expedition

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Tanzania

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.

May 15, 2017
Tanzania

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.

May 2, 2017
Tanzania

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

April 22, 2017
Tanzania

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.

April 22, 2017
Tanzania

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.

April 21, 2017
Tanzania

During the start of the Natural Resource Management (NRM) project in Ihanu Village we conducted a survey among 49 households to better understand their social and economic conditions. The survey included questions that covered areas such as home construction, access to utilities, household economy, land and resource use. After collecting and analysing the survey data, we conducted two focus groups with members of the community to share the results with them.

Words and photos by Alpha 3.

April 21, 2017
Tanzania

As a Raleigh Tanzania volunteer, I would like to say thank you very much to Raleigh International for making me part of the team since 2015 and giving me the opportunity to work alongside other Tanzanian and International volunteers. I feel very proud working with Raleigh. I have gained more and more experience each time I have worked with them and have learnt a lot from working with other volunteers.

Words and photos by Adam Mbullu.

April 12, 2017
Tanzania

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization and provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of this year’s World Health Day was ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’. Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family, friends and the ability to earn a living. A better understanding of what depression is, how it can be prevented as well as treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help. (www.who.org) Alpha 2 discuss mental health and how they have looked after their’s whilst on expedition.

Words and photos by Alpha 2.

April 11, 2017
Tanzania

Last month we received some exciting news from SHIPO (Southern Highlands Participatory Organisation), one of our project partners, that the sanitation block at Nundu village primary school had officially been opened. At the end of 2016 our 16P volunteers had been working with SHIPO and the community of Nundu on a large project to construct a latrine block consisting of 12 drop hole toilets, an incinerator and hand washing facilities.

Words By Marie.

April 4, 2017
Tanzania

World Water Day, which is on the 22 March, each year is about taking action on water issues. This year the theme was wastewater and the campaign, ‘Why waste water?’, was about reducing and reusing wastewater. Alpha 2 who have completed phase 2 of the project in Chimlata discuss the issues facing the community in terms of water supply and learn how the villagers conserve and re-use water.

Words by Sam. Photos by Alpha 2.

March 31, 2017