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This is the place to get a real insight into our projects on the ground. Meet our volunteers, communities and staff who are working together to create lasting, positive change.

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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
Community Learning Centre

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

Alpha 1 have been fully embracing life in Kampung Buruni as they finish the first tandas and start work on the dam site. Read Eleanor, Jess, Lucy and Sarah’s reflections on their first week there.

November 22, 2017

SALY-B, or Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods for Youth in Sabah, is a new approach for Raleigh Borneo. SALY-B develops young peoples’ skills, knowledge and networks to enable them to manage their natural environment, develop green enterprises, and to protect the valuable biodiversity of Sabah.

Phase one of SALY-B training covers Natural Resource Management (NRM), and builds awareness about protecting the biodiversity of Sabah. After 10 days, training is now complete for over 30 participants. It’s time to hear more about how they got on.

November 17, 2017