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We can all make small changes that can help us achieve the Global Goals. On UN Day, volunteer communications officer Dawn explains how brick by brick young people in Costa Rica are contributing to protecting the planet and some of the most environmental Global Goals.

Todas y todos podemos hacer pequeños cambios que ayuden a lograr los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. En la Día de las Naciones Unidas, nuestra Oficial de Comunicación, Dawn, nos explica cómo bloque por bloque, la juventud en Costa Rica está contribuyendo a proteger el planeta.

octubre 24, 2019

Celebrating a partnership that is in its 7th year running, Raleigh continues to work with Newcastle University and its School of Civil Engineering to deliver sustainable engineering projects overseas. Part of the MEng Civil Engineering degree module called Global Engineering, the penultimate year students either have the opportunity to work on Raleigh’s School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (SWASH) programme in Tanzania or undertake an indigenous school project in Costa Rica.

agosto 23, 2019

For Raleigh it is young people volunteering their time and energy in their own country and globally that are the catalysts for change. In Costa Rica, by equipping them with the necessary skills, confidence and experiences, we have seen how they can become some of the most energetic and empowered partners in development. Working with indigenous communities as well as leading on environmental sustainability, young volunteers come to develop strong leadership and team building skills and experience invaluable changes within themselves.

agosto 14, 2019

Arriving from all over, a group of international volunteers and project managers, committed to creating positive lasting change, have joined Raleigh's ongoing youth-driven development programme in Costa Rica. Having worked in partnership with local communities since 2001, Raleigh’s in-country team is currently focusing on sustainable development goals centred towards quality, education and life on land.

These objectives, consistent with Costa Rica's shared vision of inclusion, growth and sustainability, will serve as the basis for all projects carried out in the coming months. Led by a team based in Turrialba and the expedition project managers, 80 young volunteers aged between 17 and 24 will participate in youth-driven initiatives, delivering development projects and immersing themselves in local cultures and practices to help foster lasting change.

julio 2, 2019

The man of the morning and the subject of our interview is Manuel Víquez, otherwise known as Don Manuel. He is the current director of La Marta and officially works for ‘Castro Carazo University’, who were given control of La Marta in 1991.

abril 26, 2019

Imagine climbing a ladder where no matter how many steps you take, you stay in the same place. Now imagine the next step on that ladder is a chance to receive primary education. For the children in Dörbata, this is their reality. Very few children have access to education, something many often take for granted. This is where Raleigh volunteers step in.

marzo 22, 2019

The thriving community of Nimaritawa started with the donation of land over 20 years ago. Houses were built in anticipation of indigenous families moving there, to form a community that would live on what was planted and harvested, including native crops. However, until recently the community did not have a school, meaning children had to walk for almost two hours to reach the nearest school.

marzo 1, 2019

Teams of volunteers from 12 nationalities will work on Natural Resource Management (NRM) projects in La Marta and La Cangreja; continue to build and rejuvenate Indigenous Schools through Community Resilience (CR) projects in Nimaritawa and Dorbatal; and, take part in Youth Leadership development on Dragon and Turrisantos treks.

Los gerentes de proyectos trabajarán con un equipo de voluntarios de 12 nacionalidades a partir del 18 de febrero en proyectos de gestión de recursos naturales en La Marta y La Cangreja; construyendo y mejorando las escuelas indígenas de Nimaritawa y Dorbata; y desarrollarán liderazgo juvenil en las rutas de trek Dragon y Turrisantos.

marzo 1, 2019