Young people need to be heard to the change the world. The Raleigh International blog is a platform for young people to share their voices on issues and causes they feel passionate about. Views shared on the blog do not necessarily represent the views of Raleigh International


This Joint Working Group is sustainable, and we would like to see it continue operating in the future. It evident now that this Group has proven to be effective in our community and I think when we face another social challenge that affects the community, we believe that we have experienced people whom we have elected to represent us. Restuta, Community member, Ng’ahelezi.

March 12, 2021

The world is changing as a result of the growing climate emergency, affecting the everyday lives of people globally. Jezabel writes about the impact of climate change in her home country of Nicaragua and why she thinks nature-based solutions are vital.

February 17, 2021

If we want to protect the planet for future generations, everyone from individuals to global corporations need to be involved. Annie shares her experience learning about the climate actions that global tech companies are taking and why this provides hope for building a more sustainable future.

January 26, 2021

Community Monitors are using their voice and opportunities to nurture their leadership journey, these young people are volunteering in their own communities and work closely with leaders. We believe that, for young people to seize big leadership roles they should start from somewhere.

November 17, 2020

Climate activism in the UK often fails to represent Black and ethnic minorities. Speaking from personal experience, Raleigh alumni Hashas shares why she thinks the UK’s climate movement is not as inclusive as it should be and how we can change this.

October 30, 2020

People of colour are more likely to be impacted by the climate crisis, but they are often removed from the debate surrounding climate change. Despite this, young people of colour have been central to climate activism. Here are some of the young Black activists who are at the forefront of leading the fight against the climate crisis globally. Read their achievements and contributions to the fight against climate change around the world and follow their social media accounts to stay updated. This Black History Month we want to recognise the crucial role of black climate activists, not just historically, but those who are leading us to a better future now.

October 23, 2020

In Spring 2020, volunteers from Raleigh International Nepal went to Dahidamar, Makawanpur under the WASH program. Although the program had to be cut shot due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Saroj Deo, ICS Team Leader in Dahidamar, shares how the volunteers were able to create a positive impact in the community.

October 22, 2020

Hygiene is important for all people regardless of gender, age, values, or culture. Imagine if all people had the opportunity to learn and practice good sanitation and hygiene. The world would be a better, healthier place. As Jesse Jackson once said: “When everyone is included, everyone wins”. This Global Handwashing Day, we are celebrating the amazing work done by the young people, children, babas (men) and women on our Healthier Lives, Happier Homes project with RB in spreading proper sanitation and hygiene practices within their communities.

October 15, 2020

In 2019, 6 youth from Raleigh Tanzania Society had an opportunity to join NOREC exchange program known as Exchange for Campaign, Empowerment and Leadership. During the program they conducted formative research on clean energy source where they came up with two behaviour interventions which are the use of gas and making and usage of briquettes known as paper charcoal, these interventions were piloted in 6 communities from Tanzania and Nepal on behaviour change tackling the sustainable development goal number 13, climate action.

September 16, 2020