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Our blogs are written by our volunteers in each country to give you a flavour of what life is like on our programmes.

Whilst they try to update the blog as often as possible, their main priority is to focus on the completion of the projects. If the blog has not been updated for a few days, please be patient, and rest assured that our volunteers are busy working hard and will add an update as soon as possible.

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Namaste (नमस्ते)! Our five-week volunteers have returned safely from their Youth Leadership trek in the Ghorka region of Nepal. Each group had an amazing nine days working together as a team to overcome the challenges of the weather and terrain, and all were in high spirits when we met them at their debriefing. When asked to sum up their experience in one or two words, the overriding sentiment was one of extraordinary friendship, remarkable team morale and breathtaking views.

July 22, 2018

Our team of volunteers in Katurukila, Kilombero includes people who have traveled from Jersey, having been selected for the community work project by Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA), and young volunteers from Tanzania. JOA are one of Raleigh Tanzania's key funding partners for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects.

July 20, 2018

Hassan Kiyungi, Raleigh Alumnus and founder of Menstruation and Entrepreneurship Matters (MEMA) Tanzania discovered the difficulties that girls face during their menstruation cycle whilst on placement with Raleigh Tanzania on a WASH Project in Kanga village, Morogoro in 2017. Now, him together with his team (other Raleigh Alumni) are working together to help Tanzanian girls stay in school.

July 20, 2018

Our partnerships with businesses and other organisations allow us to have a greater impact in the countries where we work and are crucial to our ability to deliver sustainable change for disadvantaged rural communities. In Nepal, support from investment bank BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA has funded our vital Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in rural areas which were hardest hit by the 2015 earthquakes.

July 19, 2018

Namaste (नमस्ते)! We welcome our second group of aspiring young volunteers to continue the delivery of Raleigh Nepal’s Expedition programme. After training and induction the young volunteers will spend the next nine days on a youth leadership trek in the Gorkha region of Nepal, staying with host families along the route.

July 19, 2018

This July 15, Raleigh International will be commemorating World Youth Skills Day to celebrate the achievements of young people and raise awareness of the importance in investing in youth skills development.

Este 15 de julio, Raleigh International conmemorará el World Youth Skills Day para celebrar los logros de los jóvenes y crear conciencia sobre la importancia de invertir en el desarrollo de habilidades juveniles.

July 15, 2018

The future of the world is in the hands of the generations who will one day be in charge. Raleigh believe young people are ready to take ownership of what is happening in the world. We believe that, as a generation, young people are full of creativity, innovation and determination and, given the chance, they can be the leaders at the heart of global change. We believe that by investing in this generation and equipping them with the skills and experience that they may need means investing in the future of the world.

July 13, 2018

The project managers for our 5-week expedition have arrived and are settling in at what will be their new home for the next few weeks. They are busy getting everything ready for the arrival of our volunteers the Käpäcläjui Indigenous Training Center, located in the Taranic Indigenous Reserve of Grano de Oro in Turrialba.

Los líderes de equipo de nuestra expedición de 5 semanas han llegado y se están instalando en lo que será su nuevo hogar para las próximas semanas. Están ocupados preparando todo para la llegada de nuestros voluntarios al Centro de Capacitación Indígena Käpäcläjui, ubicado en la Reserva Indígena Taranic de Grano de Oro en Turrialba.

July 13, 2018