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On December 15th, proud Raleigh alumnus Tim Peake will have the incredible privilege of becoming the first British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut to visit Space. Tim, who volunteered on a Raleigh expedition to Alaska in 1991, is going through a gruelling round of final training before lift-off to the International Space Station (ISS) next month.

November 24, 2015

“What is the recipe for a successful youth entrepreneurship programme?” That was the question on everybody’s lips last week as development experts, academics, business leaders and young people gathered at a special event at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

November 16, 2015

On Thursday October 15th, we’re celebrating Global Handwashing Day.

Global Handwashing Day is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap - an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and ultimately save lives.

October 13, 2015

From the stunning mountain landscapes to the rich culture and fascinating history, there are many reasons to come to Nepal.  However, behind the first impressions is a country which has faced many challenges. From the impact of natural disasters and climate change to emerging after years of political conflict, the resilient people of Nepal have had to maintain livelihoods on a tough landscape, from the highest mountains to the hot plains of Terai.

October 7, 2015

Over the weekend, 17 ambitious goals and 169 targets were adopted by world leaders.

By 2030 the United Nations hopes to achieve three overall objectives through the Sustainable Development Goals (better known as the Global Goals): end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change. Raleigh International believes that young people are the key to achieving these goals.

September 30, 2015

On Thursday August 13th, staff, volunteers and supporters gathered in Mysore to mark the closure of Raleigh International’s operations in India, and to celebrate seven years of incredible work alongside rural communities.

August 17, 2015

International Youth Day is an opportunity to celebrate young people’s role as essential players in creating positive change. At Raleigh we believe the passion and energy of young people is the key to tackling the world’s problems, which is why it is so important for youth to be heard.

August 12, 2015

Congratulations to our Trustee Amy Holmes, Director of Better Regulation, EU and International policy at the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Amy was awarded the OBE for services to Public Administration in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

June 18, 2015