Alumni stories

Ever wondered what other Raleigh alumni are up to now? From establishing a youth network to launching into space, take a look at the paths a few of our alumni have taken following their Expeditions.

Yorleny (Yorle) Bermúdez, 30, is a trained eco-tourism guide, firefighter and youth activist from the Guanacaste area of Costa Rica. Her volunteering experience with Raleigh International in 2012 made her passionate about working with rural communities and connecting with other young people on issues involving the environment. As a Youth Champion for Green Jobs for the Action Not Excuses campaign, Yorle is speaking out about the need to invest in green technology so sustainable livelihoods can be created around the world.

Victoria David volunteered with Raleigh Tanzania on two cycles as an ICS Team Leader on the Rural Inclusive Sustainable Enterprise Through Youth (RISE) project at the end of 2019 in Mbogo, Mvomero region Tanzania and early 2020 in Mkindo, Mvomero region Tanzania. Here, she talks about how her experiences led her to work alongside other young people on a campaign to improve health and hygiene behaviours across Tanzanian communities.