- We love hearing about the friendships you make on programme. Bhavisha’s story is no exception. She recently revisited the village where she did her ICS placement, along with her Team Leader and two other UK volunteers, to see the positive changes that were continuing to be made in the community. While she was there she caught up with some very special people: “Three days before we finished ICS a baby was born in the village to a woman we became good friends with. When we went back she was one of the first people we visited, and it was wonderful to see her and her happy, healthy six month old baby.”
Our 5 week expedition in Borneo has ended today. Thank you to all who took part and made it such a fabulous programme!
- Happy International Day of Friendship! Today we’re celebrating the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can build bridges between communities. Our volunteers get to experience this all the time.Who did you meet on your programme that inspired you? Celebrate friendship with us by tagging them below. Tell them how much their friendship means to you!
Do something good, and easy this #CharityTuesday. Set Raleigh International as your chosen charity with Give as you Live and you’ll raise money to create positive change when you shop online - at no cost to you! http://www.giveasyoulive.com/
Did you decide to take some time out after your A-levels or Scottish Highers? Or are you planning to? What advice would you give someone considering it? We’d love to hear from you and share your story with people in the same position. We have lots of exciting opportunities to get involved! You could be one of our Twitter Ambassadors on A-Level results day or share your story with a regional or national newspaper, email email@example.com to show your interest. We will be in touch!
- Matt, our International Operational Support Manager, visited projects in Costa Rica and Nicaragua recently. He’s told us about what kept him going on project.“When waking up in the Central American heat with a long day of physical activity ahead of you, there is no better way to kick-start your day than with the traditional breakfast of Gallo Pinto. A ‘Full English’ Costa Rican style, it includes rice, beans, plantain, eggs and tortillas – the brave of heart add some picante to really warm up those taste buds!”
Eid Mubarak to anyone celebrating the end of Ramadan today. We'd love to hear what you have been doing to celebrate. (For those of you who are wondering what Eid Mubarak means, it is the traditional greeting or blessing used to celebrate the Eid festival).