Raleigh Borneo welcomes our new Venturers!

10th October 2016

The aim of the Volunteers’ 7-10 weeks with Raleigh Borneo is to empower each and every one of them to bring about lasting change through building sustainable futures working side by side with communities, rangers and project partners in Sabah. Here at Raleigh we believe that young people are the one of the most important resources the world has, yet they are often undervalued, underestimated and expected to underachieve. Through our expeditions we’re working to change this.

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The Volunteers or ‘Venturers’ as they are fondly named have all just completed their first week of intense induction ready to be allocated to their projects for phase one of their expedition.  Their Volunteer Managers (VMs) for expedition 16M eagerly met their allocated Venturer induction groups (called Delta groups 1-4 for their first week) at Kota Kinabalu airport and have guided them through their first week with Raleigh.

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The Venturers first week has seen them in their Delta groups set up their temporary home in ‘Basecamp’ in the Kiulu Valley (a small area in the District of Tuaran north west of Sabah, set on the Kiulu River overlooked by dense jungle). The VMs have introduced the Venturers to the Raleigh projects in Borneo for their 16M expedition and how they will all be working diligently together to have direct impact on the project’s sustainability.

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Allocations day is just around the corner see our next blog to see where the Venturers and VMs will be deployed to in their new Alpha groups 1-6 for their first phase of their expedition 16M.


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