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In difficult and challenging times it’s important to look after yourself and your own wellbeing. Taking time for yourself also means you'll be in a better place to help others who may need it. Here are some starting tips to help you show yourself some love.

March 25, 2020

This World Water Day it is important reflect on the ways climate change has and continually puts strain on water resources. Raleigh Volunteer Communications Officer, Alex, reflects on the work Raleigh volunteers have been doing in Gorkha to support communities in improving water access and livelihoods.

March 20, 2020

Safe water and sanitation is a global human right, but there are still many places where this is not accessible. Raleigh Tanzania has been working in partnership with RB to empower household babbas – fathers – to become champions of water and sanitation who can lead their communities toward healthier hygiene practices. Rayner, a babba in the rural community of Sole, shares more about his role in improving hygiene in his community.

March 19, 2020

Ensuring gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This International Women's Day, we celebrate Aska, a female entrepreneur who is a pioneer and role model for other women in her community in rural Tanzania.

March 6, 2020

When we celebrate International Women’s Day, we celebrate human gains, human achievements and global development. All kinds of societies have worked hard to empower women, but there is ground left to cover before everybody’s equal. During this day of collective awareness, we need to make time for ‘Generation Equality.’ Raleigh volunteer Annie tells us why.

March 4, 2020

We know that the UK’s demand on resources is currently exceeding the Earth’s capacity. According to WWF, if the planet adopted a UK lifestyle, we would need 3 Earths to maintain it! This unsustainable approach can cause extreme weather events and climate change. Raleigh alumni Steph explains why switching to green energy can reduce our carbon footprint and support our planet.

February 25, 2020

Niraljan Dangol started his Raleigh journey in Spring 2019 as a Volunteer Manager leading groups of young volunteers on expedition. He then stayed on to be a Deputy Operations Manager, helping to co-ordinate teams of volunteers from our Kathmandu field base. He tells us how that set him up for his current role – helping to set up and run Raleigh projects by working for our project partner Goreto Ghorka.

February 18, 2020

Our everyday actions contribute to our individual carbon footprint, so it is important to be mindful of how we impact the planet. In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, Raleigh volunteers Eleanor and India said no to air travel on their journey to their sustainability projects in Nepal. Here they share why.

February 14, 2020

Fundraising can be a daunting task, but for Raleigh ICS volunteer Jamie, it was an incredibly rewarding experience. He now shares some tips which he learnt along the way on his fundraising journey.

January 13, 2020