Little bit of background info – Nearly 10 years ago at the age of 18 I volunteered with Raleigh International on a 3 month expedition to Belize. My experience was empowering and life changing so as a happy ‘grown up’ I have chosen to give something back to Raleigh and volunteer my time and skills on the summer 2010 expedition to India. I will be living in the heart of some of the most remote areas, working as part of a team who will facilitate the growth and development of the young people on expedition as they work on sustainable community and environmental projects.
In 2000 I went away with Raleigh International for 3 months to Belize. I was 18 and it was my first real time away from home. I took part in various environmental and community projects including tracking the Fer-De-Lance snake, thatching the roof of a remote visitors centre and plastering the walls of a rural mountain school. It was amazing experience and one that sowed the bug of all things travel and culture. On my return to Blighty I was more than ready to start my degree in Social Anthropology.