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On Day of the Girl, it’s time to stand up for the power of girls. Raleigh alumni Jacqueline is the founder of WapeSmile, a charity which works to improve access to education for young people in Tanzania, especially young girls. Jacqueline writes why she is standing up for girl power.

October 11, 2019

Plastic pollution is a global problem affecting natural environments around the world. Raleigh ICS alumni Charlie is explaining how she is stepping up to fight against the tide of plastics and why we all need to get involved.

August 28, 2019

On 10th August, Raleigh alumni came together at events in the UK and Tanzania for International Youth Day, building their networks, skills, and insight relating to employment and the challenge young people face around the world today. We hear from Raleigh alumna Yasmin on her experience of the UK event in London and what she discovered about the value of her volunteering experience.

August 23, 2019

Raleigh alumnus Mike Robinson has spent over 20 years advocating for action on climate change and working across Scotland to make substantial shifts in policy and practice. In his own words, Mike shares his journey from Raleigh volunteer to Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, one that has seen him change Scottish law and influence countless groups and organisations into effecting meaningful environmental change.

June 13, 2019
Volunteer in Tanzania speaking to community member group

Human created climate change is threatening the future of our planet. This is exacerbated by a booming global population reliant upon unsustainable patterns of production and consumption. But something is changing. Young people are showing they are ready to take the necessary steps to tackle this issue - which they face but did not create - because it is their planet too. In this blog we’ll be asking you, our former volunteers, how you want us to help you make a difference.

April 18, 2019

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind,’ which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. Here we look at how Raleigh Tanzania water, sanitation and hygiene projects are putting this into practice.

March 22, 2019