Our work

Our work focuses on providing access to safe water and sanitation, building resilient communities, and contributing to conservation, protection and research in one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Nearly half of Sabah’s rural communities do not have access to a reliable and safe water supply, and nearly a third live in poverty. Raleigh work alongside these communities to improve access to sanitation facilities and a reliable, safe and clean water source. Alongside our WASH programmes we run awareness raising campaigns as well as establishing and developing a village-led committee to maintain the infrastructure after we leave the community.

Natural Resource Management

Sabah is home to some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Parallel to the issues being faced around the world, areas of land across Sabah are under an ever-increasing threat from human activities such as logging and poaching. For over 30 years, Raleigh Borneo has been working within a variety of conservation areas across Sabah to help protect and restore areas of land. We work to ensure communities can live sustainably and protect the ecosystems and biodiversity around them. We support them to better manage their natural resources to generate jobs, value and well-being.

Youth in Civil Society

Young people are a significant and growing part of society. More than half of the world’s population of nearly 7.5 billion people are under the age of 30 – the biggest youth generation ever. We challenge young people to go beyond their comfort zones, taking part in a trek and being a leader during their Expedition. We also engage them in structured reflection activities throughout.


Young people face large scale, complex challenges to finding productive work and employment. We bring groups of people together to plan for the future and address the issues they face as a community. We support people to build their capacity to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges. We help to deliver sustainable jobs, skills and businesses for young people.

Raleigh Borneo Partners








  • YB Tan Sri Datuk Panglima
  • Long Pasia Guides
  • Metre of Rainforest
  • Kiulu Guides
  • Hanry Baktian

Raleigh Borneo Sponsors





  • Hobson’s Publishers
  • Borneo Alumni
  • JLD
  • MMDB
  • OES (US)