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The global animal agriculture industry has expanded at a rapid rate and has made an undeniable impact on our planet. Raleigh ICS alumni Emily explains why she thinks the meat and dairy industry poses such an environmental problem and why she became vegan to help be a part of the solution.

December 28, 2019

’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

Raleigh Tanzania implements a Social Accountability through Youth (SAY) project in Morogoro, Dodoma and Iringa regions,Tanzania in partnership with Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) that operates its sustainable charcoal project in Mbamba village, Kilosa district. TFCG aims at establishing commercially viable chains for legal and sustainably produced charcoal. In supporting young people in Tanzania to bring about change within their communities Raleigh Tanzania has recruited and trained young local volunteers as community monitors, and so is the case in Mbamba village.

December 18, 2019

Christmas is a time for giving so don’t forget to give back to Mother Earth too. From the gifts we buy to the decorations we choose, our actions at Christmas can take its toll on our planet. Choose wisely and you can make a real difference. Here’s seven ways to help save the planet this Christmas.

December 6, 2019

Volunteers come from all over the world to work together on projects with Raleigh Tanzania. Anais and Daisy come from very different backgrounds, but now work as counterparts to improve water and sanitation in a rural community. This International Volunteer Day, they share their experiences.

December 4, 2019

Why do we volunteer? Surely it’s easier to stay at home bingeing on pizza and Netflix, right? Well the UN estimates that 970 million people volunteer worldwide, and in Nepal there are hundreds of Raleigh volunteers every year. This International Volunteer Day, volunteer Communications Officer Ursula captures the voices of volunteers working for change in Nepal and why they are doing it.

December 4, 2019

Income generation is a source of personal dignity, family stability, and peace in communities across Tanzania, and is vital for poverty reduction and the achievement of equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. However, youth unemployment remains one of the key challenges in Tanzania. Young people from Raleigh Tanzania are working towards reducing poverty in rural communities of Tanzania through the Rural Inclusive Sustainable Enterprise Through Youth (RISE) project.

November 27, 2019

The way we consume can have a massive impact on the planet. Overconsumption contributes to the growing climate crisis, loss of habitat and plastic waste in our oceans, so it’s important to think about the choices we make when we shop. So if you are taking to the shops this Black Friday, this is what you can do to shop more environmentally friendly.

November 26, 2019

According to the UN, 4.2 billion people worldwide live without safely managed sanitation - that's half the world's population! - and 673 million people still defecate in the open. Raleigh ICS alumni Amber worked on a toilet building project in rural Tanzania. She now explains more about her project and its importance on World Toilet Day.

November 18, 2019