Malaysian Borneo Expedition

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This week the advance team for expedition 17A arrived at Fieldbase, this includes our administrator, advance medic, logistics coordinators, photographer and communications officer. They fly out a week before the other Volunteer Managers to begin preparing everything needed for the expeditions ahead. Over the next 14weeks we’ll be reporting back on all the exciting stories and updates from our venturers and volunteer managers.

Photos by Steve Freeman

January 23, 2017

As expedition 16M begins to draw to a close we decided to reflect on our achievements this year through a little bit of arithmetic. Here’s what we found out!

December 5, 2016

Alpha 2 have just celebrated the completion of their project with an opening ceremony with the arrival of Borneo Country Director Dr Brandon Charleston, Mr Philip (JKKK) and YB Datuk Dr Joachim Gunsalam (Local MP).

November 28, 2016

During this changeover, we say goodbye to the first batch of the 7 weekers as their Raleigh Journey ends here. As for the rest, they’ll be allocated to their final alpha groups for their third phase! We have few new exciting projects this phase taking place in the forest reserves of Imbak Canyon and Danum Valley. Let’s see where everyone is off to!

November 22, 2016

Barrack Obama stated that ‘no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change’. Sustainable Development Goals 7, 12 & 13 all instruct that by the year 2030 we as a global community need to have taken significant steps in addressing the causes of, and mitigating against the consequences of global rising air temperatures. Here at Raleigh Borneo we are no exception.

November 16, 2016

The loop recently visited Kampung Kalampun (Alpha 1) which is located in the Keningau District of Sabah. Volunteers will be working alongside the community to improve access to safe water and knowledge about safe hygiene practices.

November 9, 2016

Raleigh has come to the small village of Tinutuan for two Phases to fit a gravity water feed system, conduct baseline surveys and run WASH awareness campaigns. But for the seven venturers on their community placement, they are learning that there is so much more to Kampung Tinatuan.

November 4, 2016

This is the fun part in Raleigh expedition where everyone is reunited and shares their stories of what everyone has been up to in their project sites. During this changeover, we’re also welcoming the newly arrived 7 weekers. Let’s see where everyone will be allocated for their 2nd phase!

November 3, 2016

The depletion of the worlds’ rainforests continues to have very serious implications for the life of our planet. Rainforests not only provide a home to millions of plant and animal species, but their existence also sequesters carbon dioxide helping to mitigate against the potentially devastating impacts of global climate change. This compounded by the ongoing threats of illegal hunting, continues to threaten the balance of these beautifully complex and vital ecosystems

November 1, 2016