Arriving into Iyegeya
Arriving into Iyegeya
Iyegeya
Iyegeya

The village of Iyegeya, located along a ridge in the mountains of Mufundi.

Homestay
Homestay

Communications officer Miguel de Palma working in the homestay. All Raleigh staff stay with families when out on a project. It is good way to learn more about life in the village and to build relationships within the community.

Group discussion
Group discussion

Volunteer Christopher Rutayohibwa, at a group presentation on globalisation and climate change. Pre and post work discussions are a regular occurrence, so volunteers can stay focused on the broader implications of the project.

Equipment
Equipment

Team leader Amiry Kaiza at the equipment store room, before the group descends on foot to the project site in the valley.

Watering seedlings
Watering seedlings
Working at the project site
Working at the project site
Tubes ready for seedlings
Tubes ready for seedlings

large rolls of vinyl tubing are cut into separate pieces and then filled with soil. Then the seedlings are added.

Volunteer Idsart Dikkers
Volunteer Idsart Dikkers
Counting tubes
Counting tubes

A target of 150,000 tubes need to be filled by the end of each three month cycle. 

Planting seedlings
Planting seedlings

The seedlings inside the tubes will germinate for weeks before they are transplanted to local farms. They will eventually take up to 10 years to grow. 

Soil preperation
Soil preperation

Adam preparing the soil for planting more seedling tubes. He has worked with TFCG since 1999 and is currently working in 9 villages.

TFCG officer Adam
TFCG officer Adam

“The villagers are happy to receive volunteers because they know the work will help them for the future, to make money through selling timber and gain knowledge on environmental conservation”.

The Ikaning’ombe tree nursery
The Ikaning’ombe tree nursery

The village of Ikaning’ombe, 20 minutes drive from Iyegeya, previously hosted a natural resource management (NRM) project, where Raleigh volunteers planted over 150,000 tree seedlings.

The germination process
The germination process

After Raleigh depart community members continue to closely monitor the site for 6 weeks, which is how long the germination process takes. Once the seedlings grow to 8 inches farmers will begin the transplanting process.

Community engagement
Community engagement

Co-operation between Raleigh with district officials is essential to recruiting villagers to the site, as everything associated with the project is sanctioned by village leaders. 

Maintaining the nursery
Maintaining the nursery

The seedlings were evenly distributed amongst local farmers, as part of a long term incentive for them to maintain the site. Approximately 30 community members attend each project site, from three sub-villages in the district. 

Maria
Maria

“The pines will be beneficial not to me but to the future generation; my children, my grandchildren will benefit from this project. I am just preparing it for the next generation.”

Bee-hive keeping
Bee-hive keeping

Community members are trained in sustainable fishing, bee-hive keeping and tree nurseries. This will encourage them to pursue alternative livelihoods and will help decrease the rate at which trees are being cut down.

Zakaoi in Ikaning’ombe
Zakaoi in Ikaning’ombe

Zakaio, the VEO (village executive officer) at home in Ikaning’ombe. In his garden he has a large pine tree nursery of his own. He says that since the Raleigh project, many villagers have pursued alternative sustainable livelihoods and planted their own trees.

Arriving into Iyegeya
Iyegeya
Homestay
Group discussion
Equipment
Watering seedlings
Working at the project site
Tubes ready for seedlings
Volunteer Idsart Dikkers
Counting tubes
Planting seedlings
Soil preperation
TFCG officer Adam
The Ikaning’ombe tree nursery
The germination process
Community engagement
Maintaining the nursery
Maria
Bee-hive keeping
Zakaoi in Ikaning’ombe
Arriving into Iyegeya
Iyegeya

The village of Iyegeya, located along a ridge in the mountains of Mufundi.

Homestay

Communications officer Miguel de Palma working in the homestay. All Raleigh staff stay with families when out on a project. It is good way to learn more about life in the village and to build relationships within the community.

Group discussion

Volunteer Christopher Rutayohibwa, at a group presentation on globalisation and climate change. Pre and post work discussions are a regular occurrence, so volunteers can stay focused on the broader implications of the project.

Equipment

Team leader Amiry Kaiza at the equipment store room, before the group descends on foot to the project site in the valley.

Watering seedlings
Working at the project site
Tubes ready for seedlings

large rolls of vinyl tubing are cut into separate pieces and then filled with soil. Then the seedlings are added.

Volunteer Idsart Dikkers
Counting tubes

A target of 150,000 tubes need to be filled by the end of each three month cycle. 

Planting seedlings

The seedlings inside the tubes will germinate for weeks before they are transplanted to local farms. They will eventually take up to 10 years to grow. 

Soil preperation

Adam preparing the soil for planting more seedling tubes. He has worked with TFCG since 1999 and is currently working in 9 villages.

TFCG officer Adam

“The villagers are happy to receive volunteers because they know the work will help them for the future, to make money through selling timber and gain knowledge on environmental conservation”.

The Ikaning’ombe tree nursery

The village of Ikaning’ombe, 20 minutes drive from Iyegeya, previously hosted a natural resource management (NRM) project, where Raleigh volunteers planted over 150,000 tree seedlings.

The germination process

After Raleigh depart community members continue to closely monitor the site for 6 weeks, which is how long the germination process takes. Once the seedlings grow to 8 inches farmers will begin the transplanting process.

Community engagement

Co-operation between Raleigh with district officials is essential to recruiting villagers to the site, as everything associated with the project is sanctioned by village leaders. 

Maintaining the nursery

The seedlings were evenly distributed amongst local farmers, as part of a long term incentive for them to maintain the site. Approximately 30 community members attend each project site, from three sub-villages in the district. 

Maria

“The pines will be beneficial not to me but to the future generation; my children, my grandchildren will benefit from this project. I am just preparing it for the next generation.”

Bee-hive keeping

Community members are trained in sustainable fishing, bee-hive keeping and tree nurseries. This will encourage them to pursue alternative livelihoods and will help decrease the rate at which trees are being cut down.

Zakaoi in Ikaning’ombe

Zakaio, the VEO (village executive officer) at home in Ikaning’ombe. In his garden he has a large pine tree nursery of his own. He says that since the Raleigh project, many villagers have pursued alternative sustainable livelihoods and planted their own trees.

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