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


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

Around the world Mental Health Awareness Week is observed from 18-24 May 2020. This week is used to showcasemental health and to try to remove the stigma we have as a society regarding mental illness. For this Mental Health Awareness Week, Dr Brent Downes, Country Director of Raleigh International Nepal, talks about the importance of removing the stigma of mental illness, and how young people, like Raleigh’s alumni, can be in the forefront of this transformation.

May 21, 2020

Active citizenship means taking action to make a positive difference for your society. In the midst of this global pandemic, Annie from the UK believes there is no better time to step up as an active citizen and take political action to encourge accountability. Here she explains why.

May 5, 2020

Volunteering helps you change lives, but it also changes you. Through Raleigh’s partnership with RB, RB employee Shalini volunteered in Tanzania to lead and support young volunteers and communities to create change on a water, sanitation and hygiene project. Now she reflects on her Raleigh experience and how it helped her find purpose as an employee.

April 29, 2020