We focus on improving access to safe water and sanitation services, and inspiring behaviour change in communities. Through working with volunteers, hygiene practices improve both in individual homes and the community as a whole. Our approach focuses on improving health and hygiene in communities, whilst contributing to positive change around gender equality, local governance, school attendance and environmental awareness.
In Tanzania, volunteers work alongside young women and men from the local community to inspire behaviour change. Volunteers carry out needs assessments in order to identify barriers to behaviour change, deliver awareness days, establish tooth brushing clubs and carry out tippy-tap demonstrations. Volunteers also support the construction of simple solutions to a lack of safe water and sanitation facilities such as gravity fed water systems, water source protection and the eco-latrines. We contribute to good governance through supporting communities to establish youth and women’s groups, encouraging them to work together effectively to ensure positive outcomes are sustained long after volunteers have finished placements.
“Many organisations struggle to attract volunteers or to engender a passion within people that inspires volunteering, but Raleigh has struck on a successful formula and is receiving requests from organisations such as UNICEF for advice on how to undertake WASH projects with volunteers.”
– Jigsaw Consult