Alumni

Welcome to the alumni blog where you can find stories and inspiration from what our active and inspiring network of people are doing after their time volunteering on a Raleigh programme.

With host country and international volunteers, we have a 40,000 strong network of inspired people, many of whom are continuing to make a difference in their own communities or around the world.

If you are a Raleigh alumnus and would like you contribute to our blog, please email alumni@raleighinternational.org

Alumni

Daniel Maembe volunteered with Raleigh in Tanzania in 2015 and 2016. However, this forms just part of his amazing journey as an active citizen in his home country of Tanzania. Daniel has founded his own innovative eco-tourism business, become a trustee of a UK-based education charity focused on helping disadvantaged children in Tanzania get into school, and was recently selected for the Young African Leaders Initiative – set up by former US President Barack Obama.

February 1, 2018
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Raleigh alumna Michelle volunteered in Malaysian Borneo in 1997 as part of Expedition group 97G. Twenty years on, she has maintained a strong connection to the people and the experience, so much so that she decided to bring together a group of Raleigh alumni for a long-awaited return to Borneo.

January 18, 2018
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In November we were thrilled to attend the 12th annual Raleigh Asia Regional Conference in Hong Kong. The 4-day conference was attended by the Raleigh national societies from China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Sabah), Singapore, honorary guests Bermuda and our newest society, Raleigh Mongolia Youths. Held in partnership with WWF Hong Kong, the societies came together from across Asia to celebrate their shared goal of engaging young people in the issues they face and in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

December 19, 2017
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Globally there are an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV, including over 100,000 people who are living with the condition in the UK. Despite these high numbers, many people still do not know the facts about HIV. When Sammi returned from his ICS placement in Tanzania last year, he wanted to confront this issue head-on. So on World AIDS Day on 1st December, he volunteered in Brighton to tackle the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS.

December 1, 2017
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Entrepreneurship is a viable way to tackle poverty and is key in helping to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. This Global Entrepreneurship Week, we’re shining a light on four Raleigh alumni who are using entrepreneurial thinking to make a difference.

November 16, 2017
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One Young World is a global gathering where young people and world leaders come together and share innovative solutions for world’s most pressing issues. Ben Robinson, Raleigh International Youth Trustee and alumni, recently returned from the One Young World Summit in Colombia. In his guest blog, he shares some inspiring insights he gained from the summit into global peace, social entrepreneurship and achieving the Global Goals.

October 20, 2017
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Jake volunteered with Raleigh ICS in 2016 on a 12-week water and sanitation project in Ikchung, a rural community in Nepal. Inspired by the people he met on his Raleigh placement, Jake has since started working with the charity BACA, helping to support young refugees.

October 11, 2017
Alumni

Raleigh alumni are amazingly special to us. They are a global community of more than 44,000 inspiring people who have flown the Raleigh flag around the world and made a positive impact. We value our alumni enormously, so we were thrilled to be joined by a number of former volunteers from across the years on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th September, for two evenings of sharing and learning.

September 29, 2017
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Bryony, Victoria, Ali, Sara and Fran volunteered in Nicaragua as ICS Team Leaders last year, but on their return to the UK they wanted to continue supporting the inspiring people they met on their placements. So, they decided to take on an immense 7-day fundraising hike in the Scottish Highlands.

August 18, 2017
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Sean Hudson first volunteered with Raleigh in Panama in 1988, where he was part of a team of venturers tasked with exploring the geography of Panama. His Raleigh Expedition was a cornerstone of his life and inspired his amazing career in medical aid, for which he was recently awarded an MBE. To mark his amazing achievement, Sean is now reflecting on the Raleigh Expedition that sparked his career journey.

August 3, 2017
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