Our ongoing partnership with Raleigh International focuses on supporting their Natural Resource Management (NRM) programming in Tanzania, where deforestation and desertification is a considerable issue.

Through the generous provision of funding, in 2018 Chadwick Textiles supported Raleigh International’s Youth for Community Conservation (Y4CC) project which empowered Tanzanian youth to mobilise 600 rural community members to live in sustainable harmony with their natural environment.

To support this aim, the Y4CC project included planting 240,000 tree seedlings and the establishing community-based natural resource management committee, which will help ensure the project’s long-term sustainability.

By planting an initial 240,000 pine seedlings and constructing two village-owned tree nurseries, Y4CC provided the rural communities of Mkonge and Mpanga with a sustainable alternative to deforestation.

Pine is a fast-growing species of tree which, when mature, will provide an alternative source of sustainable timber for community members to harvest for charcoal, firewood and lumber, thus reducing the pressure on local, natural forests.

Three Tanzanian youth supported by international volunteers trained and raised awareness among 600 community members in sustainable forest management, including the construction and use of fuel efficient stoves.

We look forward to furthering our partnership with Raleigh International into 2020 and supporting more Tanzanian communities to live in sustainable harmony with their natural environment.

Joel Chadwick, Managing Director of Chadwick Textiles, said:

“Chadwick Textiles are delighted and excited in becoming a corporate partner to such an established and credible charity as Raleigh international. We feel sure that by investing in environmental projects in Tanzania in particular, it will help bring about some positive change and demonstrate to both our customers and suppliers the importance we attach

to ethical practices and initiatives, whilst also seeking ways in which we can as a business indirectly offset some of our carbon footprint.”

James Sutton, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Raleigh International, said:

“It is responsible businesses like Chadwick Textiles who are leading the way in their sectors, and demonstrating that through genuine collaboration we can strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through win-win partnerships”.

The first project being funded by Chadwick Textiles commences in September 2018, when the first Expedition volunteers arrive in Tanzania.

Find out more about our work with Raleigh International, see our news page.

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