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


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

In August 2015, alumnus Marcus Ramtohul jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet to raise over £800 for future volunteers. He had been so inspired by those he met on his expedition to Borneo in 2004,that he felt compelled to support others to make an impact overseas on their own expeditions. In spring this year, the funds from Marcus’s skydive went towards volunteer Joy’s expedition, also to Borneo, where she worked on a water and sanitation project.

June 2, 2016

This time last year we posted about an epic cycle ride that took place as a tribute to alumnus James Sanford, who passed away in 2012. His brother Charles, along with a team of 13 cyclists, rode from the birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh in Devon to his final resting place in London, covering 320km in under 14 hours. They raised an incredible £28,000 for Raleigh in the process.

May 20, 2016

As part of the Raleigh livelihoods programme, volunteers have been working with young entrepreneurs to support them in their business ventures. Raleigh International alumnus and trustee Jeremy Fish explored the impact of the livelihoods programme on his recent trip to Tanzania, when he met Raleigh’s current and past entrepreneurs.

May 13, 2016