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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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Why do we volunteer? Surely it’s easier to stay at home bingeing on pizza and Netflix, right? Well the UN estimates that 970 million people volunteer worldwide, and in Nepal there are hundreds of Raleigh volunteers every year. This International Volunteer Day, volunteer Communications Officer Ursula captures the voices of volunteers working for change in Nepal and why they are doing it.

December 4, 2019

Income generation is a source of personal dignity, family stability, and peace in communities across Tanzania, and is vital for poverty reduction and the achievement of equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. However, youth unemployment remains one of the key challenges in Tanzania. Young people from Raleigh Tanzania are working towards reducing poverty in rural communities of Tanzania through the Rural Inclusive Sustainable Enterprise Through Youth (RISE) project.

November 27, 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

In the next general election in the UK, it is important that you have your say. Voting closes at 10pm 12th December, so if you haven’t voted yet, this is why you should.

November 11, 2019

The Global Goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and address the climate emergency by 2030. But we all have a part to play in achieving them. On UN Day, Volunteer Communications Officer Ursula in Nepal shares the contribution that young people working with Raleigh Nepal are making to the worldwide effort to achieve the Global Goals.

October 24, 2019

We can all make small changes that can help us achieve the Global Goals. On UN Day, volunteer communications officer Dawn explains how brick by brick young people in Costa Rica are contributing to protecting the planet and some of the most environmental Global Goals.

October 24, 2019

Young people have the power to make a difference. Raleigh alumni Kennedy was recently named as one of the 100 most influential young Africans for his work as the CEO of communications agency Serengeti Bytes. He writes about the power of young people to be leaders as members of what he calls the 'generation unlimited'.

October 18, 2019

Clean water and sanitation for everyone, everywhere. This is one of the Global Goals - and it’s a BIG one. Across rural Tanzania, there are more than a hundred young people currently taking the lead to transform sanitation, health and hygiene in the home. It’s time to meet the SWASH Heroes!

October 15, 2019

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