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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

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Ainea has been involved in Raleigh Tanzania's SAY programme in the community of Seluka since 2018. Here he explains more about the development project running in this community and the importance of Joint Working Groups for improving community engagement in development.

June 25, 2020

Raleigh Tanzania is delivering an innovative youth-led Social Accountability Campaign in 30 communities. The campaign aims to empower young people, women and people living with disabilities to engage in monitoring development projects being delivered in their communities. It will also support them to increase awareness about the progress and sustainability of projects in their area, access information about their communities and promote integrity and increased transparency within the community through the Community Integrity Building Model. Here Amina, a Campaign Coordinator from Bahi district, gives her perspective on taking part in the campaign and working with community members.

May 22, 2020

Climate change will continue to be one of the world’s greatest threats if action is not taken. As the global population grows, deforestation increases and pressure on our natural resources build. What needs to be done to save the planet from climate change? We must satisfy our needs in ways which maintains the natural environment for the future.

April 20, 2020

Subira is a volunteer from Ngerengere, Morogoro who is empowering other young people to become active citizens. As a Community Monitor on Raleigh Tanzania’s SAY project, she monitors development projects in her own community to ensure they are effective and impactful for the benefit of everyone living there.

April 17, 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

’Now I understand the approach of social monitoring, I can work with my village leaders and other stakeholders to maintain projects in our community’’
- Bakhresa Salim Salim, Community Monitor in Lukole village – Mpwapwa district.

December 27, 2019

To volunteer is to go on a journey which can shape your future. After years of volunteering Angel has become a project officer for Raleigh Tanzania. Now she explains how volunteering helped her get there, and how it can help others find their future paths too.

December 23, 2019