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As part of Raleigh’s WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programme in communities in rural Gorkha, we work closely with the Water User Committees in each village. These groups manage water usage, maintain the piping systems and ensure that each member of the community has fair access to water.

November 12, 2018

Working on projects that address immense challenges like climate change has seen Raleigh volunteers reflect on how they can make a positive impact on the world around them, in ways that are not always glaringly obvious.

November 10, 2018

Bikesh Shreshtha is an employee of Goreto Gorkha, one of Raleigh’s community project partners in Nepal. NGOs (non-government organisations) like Goreto Gorkha help Raleigh carry out their work by helping with ideas, technical support and training. We spoke to Bikesh about his experiences working with Goreto Gorkha and Raleigh to deliver WASH projects in Sanobadhera, Mathilo Raniswara and other communities.

(pictured - Bikesh and Sally our communication officer on project site)

November 8, 2018

International and host country volunteers have all started work on their projects throughout Costa Rica, ranging from natural resource management and conservation projects in National Parks to community resilience and education projects in Indigenous Communities.

October 27, 2018

The 24th October marks the anniversary of the United Nations Charter coming into force in 1945, and is now celebrated worldwide as UN day. Here we detail how Raleigh Tanzania volunteers are working with rural communities towards achieving gender equality, one of the UN's sustainable development goals.

October 24, 2018

With the recent UN climate report stating that global warming will hit lower-income communities the hardest, it is now more important than ever to act on climate change to keep millions more people out of poverty.

As part of a new Raleigh Tanzania sustainable development project, 14 alumni from the Raleigh societies of Tanzania, Nepal, and Nicaragua are working towards assessing needs in rural communities in these countries, related to their resilience to climate change. The project – called ‘Exchange for campaigns, empowerment and leadership’ (ExCEL) and funded by Norwegian government body NOREC – will see young people lead the way in addressing the most pressing global challenges. 

Here, they describe how they’ve planned for their community phase and reflect on their progress so far.

October 18, 2018