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.

Allocations Day - who's going where

Today was allocations day - which is when everyone finds out which projects they will be going on for their first three weeks and, just as importantly, who their team mates will be. You could have heard a pin drop as the venturers eagerly waited to see which group they would be in, then laughter as team building and name games followed.

I can reveal .... drumroll please...

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Venturers arrive and the journey begins

A very warm welcome awaited the venturers who have safely arrived from all over the world to our training centre in Morogoro, to take part in this expedition. Their personal journey has begun - through the challenges and adventures that lie ahead, gaining new knowledge and skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Young venturers from all different backgrounds, nationalities and circumstances will work alongside each other on the sustainable development projects and the adventure challenge. Many will become leaders of the future and, as active citizens, will create change in communities across the globe. So, venturers, let the adventure begin!

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More about the expedition projects - early childhood development ("Alpha five")

Project “Alpha five” sees the Raleigh volunteers get involved with the work being carried out at an early childhood development centre (pre-school), alongside Raleigh's partner, Save the Children.

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More about the expedition projects - water and hygiene ("Alpha four")

Project “Alpha four” is a WASH (Water and Sanitation Hygiene) project. Raleigh will work alongside Tanzanian project partner SAWA (Sanitation and Water Action), to help build a new water system for a village called Gongoni, as well as raising awareness of hygiene more generally. SAWA’s expertise is in providing access to safe water, building community resilience and improving health. Raleigh volunteers will provide added capacity and promote community engagement to achieve the project's aims.

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More about the expedition projects - school sanitation ("Alpha three")

Project “Alpha three” is a SWASH (Schools Water and Sanitation Hygiene) project. One of the aims of the SWASH projects is to improve the sanitation provisions in schools and, at the same time, to promote hygiene awareness. Raleigh volunteers will work in partnership with SEMA (Sustainable Environment Management Action). SEMA is a Tanzanian, non-profit organisation which stimulates and supports villagers to solve their own problems, as well as providing materials and engineering expertise.

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