Welcome to the Borneo blog!

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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In celebration of Global Handwashing Day, we'll be exploring what a difference increased understanding of effective hand washing can make.

October 15, 2017

Alpha One (Rebecca, Nick, Emma, and our honorary member, Larysa the Raleigh photographer) recently spent three days in Kampung Buruni, the site of Raleigh Borneo’s WASH project (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) for Expedition 17M. The team were on their Project Planning Visit, an opportunity for them to meet the community and project partners, and familiarise themselves with the task ahead before returning with a full cohort of venturers.

October 11, 2017
The 17M VMs

The Volunteers Managers for 17M Expedition have been getting to know one another and their projects over the last couple of days. They will be heading out on pre-project visits (PPVs) this week. Find out where they will be for Phase 1.

October 4, 2017

The rest of the Volunteer Manager team joined us last Monday ready and raring for a full week of training. We have been at Basecamp for the past couple of days learning first aid, how to use the radios and to trek as a team, among many other things. The trek including a very wet jungle experience which we all embraced with lots of humour and good spirits. Here are a couple of insights:

October 2, 2017
The Advance team with in-country staff

At the start of the week, we kicked off the 17M Expedition with the arrival of the Fieldbase team who will be working alongside the in-country team. They’ll be doing exciting tasks from photography to logistics to aid the running of the various projects. Without further ado…

September 21, 2017

At the end of Expedition 17E, venturer Ify reflects on her experience and how it's created change not just for Sabah, but for her personally as well.

September 12, 2017

Logistics is an absolutely key role for a Raleigh Borneo expedition. If you’re thinking about joining Raleigh Borneo, or are interested in what goes on behind the scenes, hear from Louise (17E Logistics VM) about what exactly the role entails…

September 9, 2017