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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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Raleigh alumni Charlie is a director of a care home in South East England. Working in this sector has come with great challenges during the global pandemic, but there have also been rays of hope as communities support their most vulnerable. Charlie shares his experience and reflects on the importance of rallying together.

April 15, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting all parts of society, but it is especially difficult for the most vulnerable in our communities. Raleigh alumni Hector, who currently works in social care, discusses the urgency of action to tackle the crisis affecting social care and the ways you can support the sector during the pandemic.

April 11, 2020

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

This World Water Day it is important reflect on the ways climate change has and continually puts strain on water resources. Raleigh Volunteer Communications Officer, Alex, reflects on the work Raleigh volunteers have been doing in Gorkha to support communities in improving water access and livelihoods.

March 20, 2020

Safe water and sanitation is a global human right, but there are still many places where this is not accessible. Raleigh Tanzania has been working in partnership with RB to empower household babbas – fathers – to become champions of water and sanitation who can lead their communities toward healthier hygiene practices. Rayner, a babba in the rural community of Sole, shares more about his role in improving hygiene in his community.

March 19, 2020

Ensuring gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This International Women's Day, we celebrate Aska, a female entrepreneur who is a pioneer and role model for other women in her community in rural Tanzania.

March 6, 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