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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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For development to be truly sustainable, the voices of ALL young people need to be heard. Yassin is a member of the Tanzania Albinism Society and a Raleigh Tanzania SAY Campaign Coordinator. He is passionate about ensuring that those with disabilities have the opportunity to drive change.

July 10, 2020

After volunteering with Raleigh Expedition in 2016, Raleigh Tanzania alumni Omary wanted to continue to create positive change supporting children and families in need in his local area. Omary took an idea to support children in his community and transformed it into a great business with a long-term commitment to improving his community.

July 3, 2020

Tuesday May 26 2020 was a historical day for Costa Rica, Central America, and the world. Costa Rica became the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage. At Raleigh, we were very happy to hear the news, but even happier to know that one of the first people to get married was one of our own, Raleigh ICS alumni Alexandra. Alexandra spoke to us about what it all has meant to her.

June 26, 2020

Speaking out against racism is vital in supporting change in our society, but it isn't enough if we really want to put an end to systemic racism. We need to take action. UK young person Hamdi shares how you can be an active ally to the Black Lives Matter movement.

June 16, 2020

After returning from her Raleigh placement, Marian felt passionate about supporting asylum seekers and refugees in her home country of Spain. Here she explains more about the project she set up to do this and why standing up for human rights is so important to her.

June 3, 2020

Around the world Mental Health Awareness Week is observed from 18-24 May 2020. This week is used to showcasemental health and to try to remove the stigma we have as a society regarding mental illness. For this Mental Health Awareness Week, Dr Brent Downes, Country Director of Raleigh International Nepal, talks about the importance of removing the stigma of mental illness, and how young people, like Raleigh’s alumni, can be in the forefront of this transformation.

May 21, 2020

Active citizenship means taking action to make a positive difference for your society. In the midst of this global pandemic, Annie from the UK believes there is no better time to step up as an active citizen and take political action to encourge accountability. Here she explains why.

May 5, 2020

Raleigh alumni Charlie is a director of a care home in South East England. Working in this sector has come with great challenges during the global pandemic, but there have also been rays of hope as communities support their most vulnerable. Charlie shares his experience and reflects on the importance of rallying together.

April 15, 2020