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From 10th to 14th September, 32 young Tanzanians were trained on how to recruit, teach and enthuse youths to monitor the performance of development projects carried out by NGOs and other organisations in their local areas.

The training was part of an innovative new project, called Social Accountability through Youth (SAY), which aims to not only improve the impact and cost-efficiency of development work but give young people and marginalised groups a louder voice regarding the implementation of aid in their communities.

The project is being delivered by Raleigh Tanzania in partnership with Integrity Action and is funded by a four-year grant from UK Aid Direct.

September 22, 2018

Over the past 10 weeks, our summer Expedition has undoubtedly created sustainable change in environments and communities across Sabah. From rehabilitating tropical forest ecosystems to building the infrastructure for communities to access reliable water and safe sanitation.

September 15, 2018

On 24th August, in true Costa Rican fashion, National Park Day was a mixture of strong equatorial heat, stifling cloud cover and the constant possibility of tropical rain. Visitors to La Cangreja National Park began arriving at around 8am; a mixture of school students, teachers and small venders selling a variety of goods. 

El 24 de agosto, al más puro estilo costarricense, el Día del Parque Nacional fue una mezcla de fuerte calor ecuatorial, sofocante cubierta de nubes y la constante posibilidad de lluvia tropical. Los visitantes del Parque Nacional La Cangreja comenzaron a llegar alrededor de las 8am una mezcla de estudiantes, maestros y vendedores pequeños que venden una variedad de productos. 

September 13, 2018

Having completed the delivery of our WASH projects in the villages of Ichonde, Katurukila, Matanga and Mvungurumo, our volunteer team reflect on the highlights of the past few months and get ready to start work on other WASH, NRM and Livelihoods projects.

September 11, 2018

“Young people are often undervalued in society in general. However, with a bit of direction and support they can do amazing things. What we have achieved on Raleigh is a perfect example of this. Youth are the future and the importance of this should be acknowledged. Tapping into young people’s skills and ideas will help to make the future bright.” George, Expedition volunteer

September 10, 2018

It has always been a core belief of Raleigh International that youth are the key to lasting change. Made up of alumni from three different countries, we, the Raleigh ExCEL team, are determined to prove it!

September 7, 2018