Raleigh Bermuda has a new programme coordinator, who is also a graduate of the charity’s personal development programme.

Keri Pacheco, an alumna from expeditions to Tanzania in 2013 and Borneo in 2017, took up the newly created position on September 4.

Tina Nash, the executive director of Raleigh, said the post was made possible by a generous grant from The Bank of Bermuda Foundation.

The job was created to nurture venturer recruitment, training, the alumni programme and other aspects of Raleigh’s mission.

“Ms Pacheco exemplifies everything that we hope for in our young Bermudians,” said Ms Nash.

“She is motivated, energetic, dedicated and fiercely passionate about our charity, our programmes and the young Bermudians that we work with.”

Ms Pacheco, who was nominated Volunteer of the Year in 2016, has been closely involved in Raleigh since her return from Tanzania.

She said she was “grateful for this new adventure and opportunity to grow and learn, and to give my skills and love to the young people of our island”.

“That’s who I do it for. They are our future and if we do not learn from them, nurture and guide them, how will we be able to begin to build a strong healthy community?”

The charity has roughly 150 alumni and recruits its graduates into leadership roles.

Ms Nash also said hiring Ms Pacheco was “another natural step in us achieving that vision”.

For more details, contact Raleigh at 333.5678 or at info@raleigh.bm.