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Hello and welcome to the official Expedition 13G/H blog live from Fieldbase, here in beautiful Turrialba in the heart of Costa Rica. This blog is designed to introduce you to the invaluable work that will be being done by Raleigh International volunteers in Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the next three months.

June 14, 2013

Yesterday, we held the much-anticipated Alpha Allocations Ceremony, where the PMs and medics were assigned to their Alpha groups.

June 14, 2013
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We have made it through Advance Week here at Fieldbase and on Sunday were really excited to welcome new arrivals – Our Project Managers and Medics! Later in the expedition we are expecting the arrival of our Finance Officer Douglas, then James joins us on Phase 2 as Project Manager and finally Carla completes the Medic Team when she joins us on Phase 2 and 3.

June 12, 2013

As our numbers here at Raleigh Tanzania continue to rise (hurrah!), now seems a good time to outline some guidelines for staying in touch with us.

June 10, 2013

All of our Raleigh ICS Tanzania team leaders have now arrived safely at field base. We have started our two week induction programme and have already had some interesting and lively discussions on how the projects we plan to undertake have an impact on each one of the millennium development goals. 

June 10, 2013

Tomorrow lunchtime we’ll gain ten project managers (PMs), two more adventure PMs, two more medics and two new Fieldbase staff, too. We’re more than a little excited about them coming!! 

June 8, 2013

Hello and welcome to our very first post of a shiny new Raleigh Borneo blog! My name is Helen and I am your Communications Officer for 13 E and F Expedition.Through words, photos and film I will be taking you with us over the next 3 months and giving an insight into life on expedition. I am joined on this blog by our Expedition Photographer, Ian who will be bringing it to life with his action shots.

June 5, 2013

Today is World Environment Day, a global day for positive environmental action organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It takes place on 5th June each year, and this year’s theme is Think – Eat – Save, an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages us all to reduce our ‘foodprint’ by buying local and thinking more consciously about our food choices.

June 5, 2013