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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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Young people have the power to make a difference around the world. Mishro is a Youth Cluster Coordinator on Raleigh's SAY Programme in Tanzania. He explains why young people are the leaders that the world needs to invest in.

July 15, 2020

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

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

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

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