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UK Ambassador for Nicaragua tours Raleigh projects

Ambassador Campbell gets a chance to meet the volunteers working in Estelí, Nicaragua

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Raleigh Project in Esteli Nicaragua
Julian Olivier, Country Director Raleigh International, José Juan Medina, El Rodeo Community leader, Marie Staunton, Chair Raleigh International, Polly McGivern, Trustee Raleigh International and Jonhny Castellon, El Foro Miraflor technician.

HMA Chris Campbell, along with Jenny Morris from the Foreign Office in London, visited two projects run by Raleigh International near Estelí in Nicaragua in March. These two projects were being run under the UK DFID-funded global programme, International Citizen Service.

Raleigh International Project in Esteli Nicaragua
Ross McKenzie, Programme Manager Raleigh International, Ramiro Martinez, Nicaraguan volunteer Raleigh International, Gretel Herrera, Nicaraguan volunteer Raleigh International and James Blackstock, team leader Raleigh International.

This project brings together young people from both the United Kingdom and, in this case, Nicaragua to work on social projects in rural areas. Volunteers spend between 10 and 12 weeks on specific projects, using their skills and energy to bring about positive changes in the selected communities.

Raleigh International Project in Esteli Nicaragua
Ambassador Chris Campbell with the participants on the Raleigh International project in Esteli, Nicaragua and members of the community and the local police.

The two projects in Estelí have involved working on a community centre and providing clean water to rural communities, among other things. Well done to all! If you’d like to get involved, have a look at the ICS website at:

Published 18 October 2013