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.


The early summer cycle ICS Team Leaders are all set to spread their wings and venture into the ICS journey. But just before that, they are preparing for their venture in the community named Kaudi. After the training, they will be off to project planning visit in their communities.

The Team Leaders of Gorkha and Makwanpur will play a key role in facilitating and running livelihoods and WASH projects respectively. Here is a brief introduction of each team leader:

April 17, 2018

In rural communities in Nepal, where lifestyles are based around livestock and the everyday custom is to eat with your hands, handwashing is an important way to avoid the spread of germs and keep illnesses at bay. Raleigh volunteers in Shree Krishna Tol recently brought the community together to demonstrate the importance of hand hygiene, highlighting the effectiveness of handwashing in tackling germs and the benefits of water purification.

April 16, 2018

The generosity and love of Doña Erika, mother of eight and strong pillar in the community, has been key to our work in Wasayamba, Nicaragua.

Doña Erika is a mother not only to her two host daughters but to all of us. Her garage provides a space for us to work and with constant top ups of food and coffee, her kitchen never lets our bellies grow empty.

La generosidad y amor de Doña Erika, madre de 8 hijos y un fuerte pillar de la communidad, ha sido una parte fundamental para el trabajo de Raleigh en Wasayamba, Nicaragua.

Doña Erika no solo es madre de sus dos voluntarias a cargo, si no tambien de todos nosotros como voluntarios. Ella nos presta su garaje para nuestro trabajo a diario y nos llena siempre el estomago con comida y café.

April 15, 2018

Alejandro Torres Mora is a 22-year-old from Heredia in Costa Rica. Before volunteering for Raleigh International, Alejandro was studying Finance at the University of Costa Rica.

Over the past ten weeks, Alejandro has volunteered on three projects – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Youth Leadership (trek) and Natural Resource Management (NRM).

Alejandro Torres Mora tiene 22 años y es de Heredia en Costa Rica. Antes de ser voluntario de Raleigh International, Alejandro estudiaba Finanzas en la Universidad de Costa Rica.

Durante las últimas diez semanas, Alejandro se ha ofrecido como voluntario en tres proyectos: agua, saneamiento e higiene (WASH), trekking y gestión de recursos naturales (NRM).

April 14, 2018

Ezequiel Aguirre Pérez is somewhat of a legend amongst the volunteers at Raleigh International.

Since volunteers arrived in the indigenous area of Matambú in Costa Rica to work on a Natural Resource Management project three months ago, Ezequiel’s dedicated work ethic, humble hospitality, contagious smile and desire to share his Chorotega culture, has captivated and inspired every person who has visited his beautiful farm, Namu Nekupe.

Ezequiel Aguirre Pérez es una especie de leyenda entre los voluntarios de Raleigh International.

Desde que voluntarios llegaron al área indígena de Matambú en Costa Rica para trabajar en un proyecto de Manejo de Recursos Naturales hace tres meses, la ética de trabajo dedicada, la humilde hospitalidad, la sonrisa contagiosa y el deseo de compartir su cultura Chorotega, ha cautivado e inspirado a cada persona que tiene visitó su hermosa granja, Namu Nekupe.

April 14, 2018

Mvungurumo, a Gogo tribal village, lies in the Kongwa District of Tanzania’s Dodoma region, in the Eastern centre of the country. It has no access to running water, meaning that its 1,016 residents rely on a single pump which provides them with salt water. It costs the community members 50 TSH (approximately £0.02) per bucket of pump water, with the money collected going towards community development.

April 13, 2018

The act of handwashing - a simple yet effective method of preventing the spread of potentially harmful bacteria from insufficient hygiene practices. Tackling the spread of such bacteria can significantly reduce the rate of diarrheal illness in communities and mean less days missed from work or school and a better quality of life.

In the final week of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Kampung Teliduson, the Raleigh volunteers took on the task of running an awareness raising session for the children in the community all about handwashing at key times and how to stay well in the fight against germs.

April 12, 2018