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. Stay in touch by posting your messages below! All blogs are written by our volunteers, unless otherwise stated.

We celebrate the expedition's achievements as venturers depart

As the final phase of our expedition comes to an end, we say a fond farewell to our wonderful venturers. In this blog, we take time to celebrate their achievements and the impact of this expedition.

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Personal messages to our venturers

Our venturers are on their way back from their various sites to our training centre in Morogoro today. We are looking forward to catching up with them, hearing about how their final phase has been, and sharing stories with friends, before they leave for home.

As we will not have access to the internet at our training centre, please send any last-minute personal messages for our young venturers to reach us by midnight on Monday 15th December 2014 -  we will not be able to pass on anything received after then. If you have an urgent message or emergency, please contact our Head Office in London in the usual way.

(Personal messages to volunteer managers can still be sent up to 17:00 on Friday 19th December 2014.)

Thank you all for your messages of support during the expedition!



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Rocket stove power!

In this blog, we look at how our volunteers are bringing health, environmental and well-being benefits to the rural communities in which they are based, by demonstrating a more efficient way of cooking than the traditional open fire… the “rocket stove”. Simply made rocket stoves, built from cheap and readily accessible materials, have been eagerly embraced by these traditional communities. Our teams have been in high demand from local people wanting to know how to build their own rocket stoves.

This blog says a little about the traditional ways of cooking in Tanzania and why rocket stoves are an improvement. Our volunteers show us how to make a rocket stove, and we hear about how they have been spreading this knowledge to bring about long-term, positive benefits for these communities.

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West Usambara trek - update from team Alpha two

In this blog, we hear how our intrepid trekkers from team Alpha Two are getting on, in the West Usambara Mountains near Lushoto. Christine, our Volunteer Administrator, supplies the photos, having met up to trek with the team at their half-way point. One of the venturers, Ben, has written this update about their experience so far. Over to Ben...

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Iringa trek - update from team Alpha one

Team Alpha one wrote this blog to sum up their trek through the Southern Highlands as they passed their half way point. Lizzie, our volunteer Deputy Operations Manager, who joined the team for the first half of their trek, provides the photos.

Over to Team Alpha one...

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