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


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

Meet Lameck Kiula. He is a young Tanzanian and Raleigh alumni who volunteered with Raleigh Tanzania on an ICS WASH project in 2015 as an ICS Team Leader. Lameck has been an inspiration to many young people as he has dedicated his career on supporting girls by providing access to menstruation education for the young girls living in rural communities of Tanzania. As we celebrate International Charity day, lets celebrate and support the work done by our own alumni Lameck Kiula.

September 4, 2020

Young people living with disability are working in their communities to ensure progress in all aspects of development. Their voices and contribution towards decision making and identifying challenges related to projects through monitoring has given young people the confidence to speak their minds with freedom and transparency.

August 25, 2020