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.

Tutoanana for now...

The Venturers have left, and the VMs are tidying up, finishing reports and tying up loose ends of Expedition 14B.

The last few days of Endex (end of expedition) have flown by. We’ve been treated to some amazingly creative skits (Alpha 1’s mash up goes down in Raleigh Tanzania history as most inspired), some heartfelt speeches, insightful review sessions and a fantastic leaving party.

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Alpha 1 Update: Youth Empowerment

For Venturers and Volunteer Managers personal development is an important part of the Raleigh experience. Over the last few days of expedition it has been at the forefront of our minds, as we reflect on the last 10 weeks, prepare our next steps and make future plans.

In phase three I asked Kate, one of our seasoned guest bloggers, to look at one aspect of typical Raleigh development: youth empowerment. She’s been trekking; here’s what she had to say:

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Final Updates from Alpha 3 and 4!

Now that the dust is settling after endex, here are our final updates from our expert bloggers from Alpha 3 and 4 about their last phase.

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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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