Tanzania Blog

Welcome to the official Raleigh International blog for Tanzania! Here you will find updates, stories and photos of our life on expedition, the adventures and the impact of our sustainability projects on communities. Keep up to date with us by signing up on the right, and stay in touch by adding a comment to one of our blog posts. All blogs are written by our volunteers, unless otherwise stated.

Complete: The Ndala Early Childhood Development Centre

In October 2013 building work started on a small piece of land on the outskirts of Shinyanga, in the community of Ndala. The project was to provide classrooms, an office, cooking facilities and sanitation block for a community based childcare centre, specialising in providing pre-school education for local 3 – 6 year olds. Funded by Lara’s Foundation, the project would be run in partnership with Save the Children. Four expedition phases later saw the completion of the project and opening ceremony.

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Raleigh Tanzania Welcomes Google!

Raleigh Tanzania has partnered with Google to bring a group of volunteers from their offices to Bassadawish, in the Northern district of Karatu near Arusha. 

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Alpha 4 Live Below the Line Update

In our last update we told you about how Alpha 4 were preparing to live below the line. Jack filled us in on how it has been:

"After living in Tanzania for 9 weeks now we have become acutely aware of the differences in lifestyle between the UK and Tanzania. This has driven many conversations although one topic seems to dominate – food.

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Living Below the Line

Tanzania has a population of 44.7 million. Out of those people, it is estimated that a third live below the poverty line, living on less than 1.25 US dollars a day. And living doesn’t just mean buying food. It also means paying for fuel, water, clothing and all other necessities to survive.

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The dust is settling as the last buses leave WAMO after our second changeover, and we know you’re all waiting to hear where our Venturers are heading on their final projects! After saying bye to our first cohort of seven-weekers, we’re now down to three Alpha groups.

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