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


More than 40 venturers, volunteer managers and scientists from Operation Raleigh’s 1987 expedition to Seram in Indonesia reunited in September. They travelled from Indonesia, New Zealand, Germany, Jersey and across the UK for a weekend in Ullswater, the Lake District, UK. Here Jeremy Fish, who was on the expedition and is now a trustee for Raleigh International, talks about the event.

October 13, 2016

Raleigh alumna Rose was recently selected to become one of 360 young global leaders to take part in the Merit360 programme. In August 2016, she travelled thousands of miles from Tanzania to New York with the aim of working alongside like-minded young active citizens to develop a plan against climate change.

October 7, 2016

Sarah's view of the world shifted during her volunteering placement with Raleigh ICS in Tanzania in spring 2016, where her team was working alongside a rural community to improve access to water and safe sanitation. Here Sarah tells about how a short video inspired her to set up a blog and do her bit to help eradicate extreme poverty.

September 29, 2016

Alistair volunteered in Zimbabwe with Raleigh in 1990. More than twenty-five years on, the Raleigh values are still resonating throughout his life and have inspired him to leave his career and create a sustainable start-up business.

September 22, 2016

After volunteering in Borneo last year, Freddie decided to take on the challenge of cycling from Maidstone in Kent to St Andrews in order to raise funds to support our work.

August 25, 2016
Radhia in London

This month, Tanzanian alumna Radhia travelled to London for the Girls’ Education Forum. During her first visit to the UK, she addressed her fellow ICS alumni about her experience of education in Tanzania, and visited Raleigh head office to meet the team. Radhia told us about her experience as a Raleigh volunteer and what she made of her trip to London.

July 21, 2016

Thirty Raleigh ICS alumni attended the Girls’ Education Forum in London this month to demonstrate their passion for achieving universal education. They joined stakeholders and other ICS alumni to hear from influential figures in International Development about their commitment to fight for girls’ education.

July 14, 2016

Raleigh alumnus Abigail was so inspired by her ICS project in India that she is now venturing on a mission to empower women around the world. Abii’s mission, ‘Wandering the world for women’, will involve visiting 193 countries listed as UN member states before the age of 24, making her the youngest person in the world to do so. This challenge will be completed in aid of two woman’s charities, Womankind Worldwide and Fawcett Society. In her guest blog, Abii talks about her inspiration behind the project.

June 30, 2016

Nicaraguan volunteers Elizabeth, Yoaska, Darwin and Asdrubal volunteered on a water and sanitation project in the rural community of Pueblo Viaje in Matagalpa. After their Raleigh placements, they decided to be active citizens together and teamed up to create the ‘Learn – Read Initative’ in León.

June 23, 2016

After volunteering with Raleigh as a Team Leader in 2014, Tanzanian alumnus Pius decided to act on his passion for improving disability rights for those with albinism. In his guest blog, Pius talks about his role as an active citizen and the work he has done with Tanzanian NGO Tengeneza Generation (TEG).

June 16, 2016