National societies

We aim to have a lasting impact in all the countries in which we work. For every country we work in, a Raleigh society is established as a separate entity.

Formed predominantly of Raleigh alumni these societies share our values and contribute towards our overall vision and mission through their own activities. Often the societies contribute directly towards Raleigh’s programmes via fundraising, recruiting and supporting our monitoring and evaluation.

Raleigh KL volunteers on the Round Island challenge

The Raleigh Kuala Lumpur Society organise an annual Round Island Challenge to raise funds to support more Malaysian young people to go on expeditions.

By supporting and strengthening our National societies, we are building strong youth civil society organisations capable of adding and demonstrating the value of youth engagement on sustainability issues. Our societies form a strong Raleigh family that advocates and showcases the value of youth action and engagement.

“The work I have done here in the youth committee and the whole project has given me the capacity to raise awareness of water and sanitation issues in my own village. I hope to build tippy taps, give peer education and set up a youth group. I have learnt a lot about government schemes and implementation which has given me the confidence to do this for my village when I return home.”

– Somashekhara, Indian volunteer

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