Carmarthen student set to make an impact in Tanzania

A Carmarthen student is set to make a positive difference when he takes part in an expedition with sustainable development charity Raleigh International.
Ben Butler, 17, will work alongside volunteers from Tanzania for seven weeks, as part of Raleigh International’s expedition programme.
Living and working in a rural community, he will be getting stuck into sustainable community and environmental projects, working in some of Tanzania’s most remote places.
He will be volunteering on projects to improve the resilience of the community, and helping them to protect their natural resources, helping to make a genuine difference.
He will also take part in a challenging trek as part of an adventure phase.
Ben said: "I am really looking forward to the challenges ahead."
Ben has set up a justgiving page for any supporters to make a donation however small at
All funds raised for Raleigh International will contribute towards making tangible and lasting change in rural communities in Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Nepal and Tanzania where the charity operates ongoing volunteer expeditions.
Ben said: My dad, David, and his staff at Clay Shaw Butler accountants in Carmarthen have been raising money for charities for a number of years and I thought this was a good opportunity for me to raise funds for Raleigh International to help a community in Tanzania over my summer holidays."
Raleigh expeditions inspire young people aged 17-24 to contribute to long-term development projects.
The programme offers young people the chance to develop personally and learn about teamwork and leadership on projects that are of genuine value to communities around the world.
Stacey Adams, CEO of Raleigh International said: “Raleigh expeditions are designed to challenge and support our volunteers to develop skills that will have a positive impact not just on their lives, but also in their home communities upon their return. We believe in the passion, energy and creativity of young people and recognise that they must be involved with development if it is to be sustainable for future generations”.

Photos above: Ben Butler with dad David, of Clay Shaw Butler accountants and business consultants in Carmarthen.

To find out more about Raleigh International expeditions or to apply, visit or call 020 7183 1270.

About Raleigh:

Raleigh focuses on working through, for and with youth to inspire and make positive change in the following programmatic areas:

Building the resilience of vulnerable communities

We want to enable young people to continue their work on these issues for many years to come so we run two further programmes:

Developing Raleigh youth societies

Our way of working to achieve impact in all of these areas is engaging young volunteers from around the world on two delivery programmes; Expedition andInternational Citizen Service (ICS).
Our Expedition programme is currently delivered in Tanzania, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Malaysian Borneo, and from January 2016, Nepal.
ICS, which is a UK government funded development programme that brings together young people to make a difference in some of the poorest communities in the world, is delivered by Raleigh in Tanzania, Nicaragua and from January 2016, Nepal.


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