Tanzania is in East Africa and is one of the poorest economies in the world.
About 75% of Tanzanians live in rural households where there is very little opportunity for economic growth and access to safe water and sanitation is rare. In Tanzania, Raleigh International works closely with communities to provide knowledge about sanitation and safe water as well as ways they can improve their own wellbeing. This sometimes includes projects to manage human and animal conflict to help stop poaching, building toilets for schools and providing community facilities such as early childhood development centres to increase health and community engagement.
Tanzania is a beautiful, friendly and diverse country. Its landscape varies from deep freshwater and saltwater lakes to stunning beaches, vast mountainous terrain including Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro and national parks that form more than a third of its territory, including the famous Serengeti National Park. With over 120 tribal groups ranging from the Maasai warriors, to the Hadza Bushmen, Tanzania is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world.
There are 364 mammal species in Tanzania, some of which are critically endangered, vulnerable or near-threatened. Almost 20% of Africa's vast array of mammal species can be found across the country's national parks, such as lions, hippopotami, giraffes, elephants and even flamingos.
Based in remote rural areas living and working alongside the local community on sustainable development projects, the volunteers gain a unique insight into daily life by taking part in a number of community projects. Some examples of the work currently happening in the country are the building of early childhood development centres and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) education and clean water facility installation.
Here we will give details about the specific project the team are working on