Raleigh Costa Rica recently celebrated the completion of the Young Female Social Entrepreneurs in Protected Area Buffer Zones (FemBuz) scheme. Through FemBuz, following seven months of dedication and hard work, three young female entrepreneurs have been awarded a seed fund that will help them start a new business and take the next step towards making their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.April 13, 2016
It is with sadness that Raleigh has heard about the death of alumna Sarah Young.
Sarah was taking part in the Clipper Round the World Race as a crew member on the IchorCoal when she was swept overboard. Rescue efforts were hampered by high winds. Our thoughts are with her partner and her family and friends.
Sarah owned a personal lifestyle company providing services for private high net worth individuals and taking part in the race had been an ambition of hers for some years. She went to Borneo with Raleigh International in 2008 and stayed on into 2009 as a Volunteer Manager. She will be much missed by the Raleigh family.
Read the full statement from Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
In 2015, world leaders came together to pledge their commitment to achieving universal clean water and sanitation as part of the Global Goals. Water is one of the most important aspects of human survival, yet water scarcity is still widespread and many communities around the world lack access to basic water and sanitation facilities. This World Water Day, Raleigh volunteers have been doing their bit to bring water to the communities that need it most.March 22, 2016
This World Water Day, students from Newcastle University are in rural Borneo, where they are doing their bit to improve access to safe water and sanitation. The team of 20 students, who are currently undertaking final year Master’s Degrees with Newcastle University’s School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, are currently working alongside communities to install gravity-fed water systems and sanitation blocks for up to 300 people.March 22, 2016
This year the global community launches the sustainable development goals. Individuals, communities, organisations and nation states are urged to pull together to take action to tackle climate change, fight poverty and inequality and move towards a peaceful planet. There is still a long way to go, but we’d like to celebrate some of the positive steps made in tackling and recognising sustainable solutions for a better world.January 14, 2016
We wanted to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers this International Volunteer Day – especially those who don’t get enough credit!December 4, 2015
On December 15th, proud Raleigh alumnus Tim Peake will have the incredible privilege of becoming the first British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut to visit Space. Tim, who volunteered on a Raleigh expedition to Alaska in 1991, is going through a gruelling round of final training before lift-off to the International Space Station (ISS) next month.November 24, 2015
Google staff have been working with Raleigh International to lend their expertise to young entrepreneurs in rural Nicaragua.November 24, 2015
This year World Toilet Day falls in the middle of Global Entrepreneurship Week, so we thought we’d share some of the most innovative toilet inventions.November 19, 2015
“What is the recipe for a successful youth entrepreneurship programme?” That was the question on everybody’s lips last week as development experts, academics, business leaders and young people gathered at a special event at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).November 16, 2015