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I recently spent some time with Alpha 1 working on their water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in a village outside of Kota Marudu called Kampung Buruni.

December 15, 2017

Alpha 1 have spent time working on the tandas and gravity fed water system to give people access to clean and safe water. Alongside this, part of their role there is to educate the villagers about good hygiene practices. Have a read about what their session at the local primary school:

December 13, 2017

Members of Raleigh International, Pacos Trust and Coca-Cola joined the community for a special and memorable day in Kampung Buruni. The aim of the Opening Ceremony was to celebrate not only the improved access to safe water and sanitation for the community but also the future benefits this project will bring to the whole community.

December 12, 2017

Our Phase 2 group reflect on what trek was like for them. They spent 16 days trekking 80km through the Crocker Range.

December 11, 2017

Eleanor has been in Kampung Buruni for the past 19 days with her Phase 2 group. The aim of the project was to build three tandas and a gravity-fed water system.

December 7, 2017

James has just spent 19 days in Coupe 8 finding lots of different species and learning more about the conservation value. Read on to find out what he’s been up to:

December 3, 2017

Nat has been part of a team in Kampung Kibinut as they build a Community Learning Centre (CLC), read on to see what she's been up to there.

December 1, 2017

On Monday, our venturers headed off for their final phase. This time we have five teams and they will return to Buruni (Alpha 1, Community WASH Project), Kibinut (Alpha 2, Community Resilience Project), Coupe 14 (Alpha 3, Natural Resource Management) and the Crocker Range (Alpha 4 and 5, Adventure Leadership Project) for the final 3 weeks of this expedition. Take a look below to find out where everyone of 17M is spending their final phase.

November 29, 2017

Larysa, the Raleigh Borneo photographer, reflects on her time capturing the expedition's moments from wildlife to community to stunning sunrises.

November 24, 2017
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