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.

Winner of the Venturer Raleigh Tanzania Phase 1 Photo Competition!

During phase 1 of the Raleigh Tanzania Expedition, budding Venturer photographers took part in a photo competition. The challenge was to capture a photo that best highlights sustainable development in their individual projects. Photos were judged on their originality and creativity.

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Echo Project Introductions

Our Volunteer Managers have arrived back at fieldbase from their Project Planning visits having gained further insights into their villages and the projects they will be embarking upon with their venturers in one week's time.  I asked each Echo group to write a brief introduction to their project so without further ado I’ll hand over to them.

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Alpha 5 Salawe: How will the Early Childhood Development Centre Benefit the Community?

Project: Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD), Salawe, Shinyanga

Project Partner: Save the Children

In the past week I have spent time with Alpha 5 at the ECD Centre site in Salawe Village, Shinyanga – which is two hours’ drive from Shinyanga. Volunteer Managers Sally, Emma and Anna and all the Venturers made me feel most welcome and since arriving on site for the first time, which is approximately an acre of dry land with low shrubs, we have been setting up camp, meeting with Ethel and Augustino from Save the Children (the project partner) and the Salawe Village Development Officer Mike. Mike is very much involved in the project and his job is to make sure that the ECD Centre meets the needs of the local community.

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Photo Story: Promoting Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Endashang’wet Village, Arusha

Mark the Photographer's recent trip to the Sustainable Livelihoods project in Endashang’wet village, Arusha, in pictures.  

Project: Promoting Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Endashang’wet village, Arusha 

Project Partner: DMDD (Diocese of Mbulu Development Department)

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Welcome to 14I!

Welcome to the first of many blogs for Raleigh’s 14I expedition in Tanzania this summer!  Expedition 14I is part of Raleigh’s Core Programme in Tanzania and consists of a 5 week expedition during July and August.  My name is Adele and as Communications Officer I will be keeping you updated with everything our venturers get up to from when they first arrive to how they are getting on with their group projects and the exciting adventure challenge in the second phase.  

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