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Overseas Development Challenge 2015

A once in a lifetime opportunity to help improve the lives of some of the world's most remote communities

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We created the Overseas Development Challenge (ODC), in partnership with global sustainability charity, Raleigh International to help fulfil one of our important values ‘Challenge yourself and others’. The ODC project enables our staff to apply for a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a Raleigh International expedition as a volunteer manager. During their expedition they gain invaluable leadership and managerial experience whilst using their skills to lead a group of younger volunteers to improve communities in some of the world’s poorest countries.

After a series of selection stages with VolkerFitzpatrick and Raleigh International, four colleagues from across the business were chosen to embark on this fantastic journey.’

Here you will find details about the challenge, the volunteers and the countries they will call home for eight weeks this summer. You will be able to follow their progress as their expeditions progress through blogs and videos they complete whilst working in country.

About the challenge

A Raleigh expedition is a challenging programme that empowers diverse groups of young people to contribute to sustainable development projects in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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Meet the volunteers

Here we meet the four colleagues who were chosen to be the first VolkerFitzpatrick employees to take part in the Overseas Development Challenge.

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Explore the countries

This page provides an overview of each country our colleagues will be living and working and some of the projects they may assisting with.

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Track the volunteers' progress

Keep track of how the vounteers are progressing during their expeditions by reading the Raleigh International blogs and viewing their videos.

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