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According to the UN, 4.2 billion people worldwide live without safely managed sanitation - that's half the world's population! - and 673 million people still defecate in the open. Raleigh ICS alumni Amber worked on a toilet building project in rural Tanzania. She now explains more about her project and its importance on World Toilet Day.

November 18, 2019

As the general election approaches in the UK, it is important that young people have their say. Registration to vote closes on 26th November, so if you haven’t registered to vote yet, this is why you should.

November 11, 2019

The Global Goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and address the climate emergency by 2030. But we all have a part to play in achieving them. On UN Day, Volunteer Communications Officer Ursula in Nepal shares the contribution that young people working with Raleigh Nepal are making to the worldwide effort to achieve the Global Goals.

October 24, 2019

We can all make small changes that can help us achieve the Global Goals. On UN Day, volunteer communications officer Dawn explains how brick by brick young people in Costa Rica are contributing to protecting the planet and some of the most environmental Global Goals.

October 24, 2019

Young people have the power to make a difference. Raleigh alumni Kennedy was recently named as one of the 100 most influential young Africans for his work as the CEO of communications agency Serengeti Bytes. He writes about the power of young people to be leaders as members of what he calls the 'generation unlimited'.

October 18, 2019

Clean water and sanitation for everyone, everywhere. This is one of the Global Goals - and it’s a BIG one. Across rural Tanzania, there are more than a hundred young people currently taking the lead to transform sanitation, health and hygiene in the home. It’s time to meet the SWASH Heroes!

October 15, 2019

On Day of the Girl, it’s time to stand up for the power of girls. Raleigh alumni Jacqueline is the founder of WapeSmile, a charity which works to improve access to education for young people in Tanzania, especially young girls. Jacqueline writes why she is standing up for girl power.

October 11, 2019

A school committee is a group of elected members that includes of both parents and teachers as the community representatives responsible for strengthening School governance, managing and overseeing the school management and to provide them with the community support. Raleigh Tanzania has been working in collaboration with Local Government Authority (LGA)and school management committees since 2016 delivering WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) project in Kongwa District, Dodoma Region in Tanzania. So far, In Kongwa District we have worked in 13 different communities to ensure proper sanitation in primary schools.

September 25, 2019