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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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In difficult and challenging times it’s important to look after yourself and your own wellbeing. Taking time for yourself also means you'll be in a better place to help others who may need it. Here are some starting tips to help you show yourself some love.

March 25, 2020

When we celebrate International Women’s Day, we celebrate human gains, human achievements and global development. All kinds of societies have worked hard to empower women, but there is ground left to cover before everybody’s equal. During this day of collective awareness, we need to make time for ‘Generation Equality.’ Raleigh volunteer Annie tells us why.

March 4, 2020

We know that the UK’s demand on resources is currently exceeding the Earth’s capacity. According to WWF, if the planet adopted a UK lifestyle, we would need 3 Earths to maintain it! This unsustainable approach can cause extreme weather events and climate change. Raleigh alumni Steph explains why switching to green energy can reduce our carbon footprint and support our planet.

February 25, 2020

Niraljan Dangol started his Raleigh journey in Spring 2019 as a Volunteer Manager leading groups of young volunteers on expedition. He then stayed on to be a Deputy Operations Manager, helping to co-ordinate teams of volunteers from our Kathmandu field base. He tells us how that set him up for his current role – helping to set up and run Raleigh projects by working for our project partner Goreto Ghorka.

February 18, 2020

Fundraising can be a daunting task, but for Raleigh ICS volunteer Jamie, it was an incredibly rewarding experience. He now shares some tips which he learnt along the way on his fundraising journey.

January 13, 2020

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

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

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

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