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Post Raleigh Update

Well haven’t I been great at keeping you all up to date on my time working as Communications Officer for Raleigh International in Nicaragua…

My last blog post was an introduction to my new home in Masaya when I first arrived in Nicaragua in January and to be honest, since then, it’s been non-stop. From writing blog posts, conducting interviews and taking photos to visiting remote communities, building ranches and trekking volcanoes, Raleigh sure knows how to keep you occupied.

And I’m not the only one who’s been a busy Barry…

Over the past three months, the other Raleigh volunteers who were based out on the projects, achieved a commendable amount. They built filtration systems and extended water systems for two rural communities who had limited access to water in Northern Nicaragua, planted hundreds of seedlings to help park rangers with the reforestation of the endangered dry forest in Costa Rica and trekked over a staggering 150,000 kilometres across Nicaragua and Costa Rica to build their leadership skills.

These admirable achievements as well as, the impact the work has had on the community members they were working with, are what I’ve been documenting on Raleigh’s blog, which can be found here (Expedition) and here (ICS).

Volunteering for Raleigh has been an unbelievable experience and one, which I will be writing a lot more about now that I have a bit more spare time on my hands.

Stay tuned for more blog posts on my time volunteering with Raleigh as well as my experience in the wonderful country of Nicaragua (it’s a hidden gem)!

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