What We Do

Restless development works with thousands of young people across the world on issues that matter to them. We listen to young people, our work is led by young people, and together we help young people make lasting change in their communities and countries.

We know exactly what young people need to make this happen:

A voice on the issues that matter to them

When young people can influence those in power. From speaking out against child marriage to participating in elections.

A LIVING

Where businesses and governments invest in and learn from young people. Enabling them to get a job or business skills to create their own income.

Having their sexual rights protected

Including helping to end AIDS and enabling young men and women to be free from discrimination.

To be leaders

Preventing and solving the world’s challenges, like responding to to Ebola in Sierra Leone or the Earthquake in Nepal.

In the past 30 years our network of young volunteers has grown to over 17,000 people worldwide. They have trained, inspired and helped more than seven million children, young people, and community members in Africa, South Asia and the UK.

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mEET sONIYA, eVA AND alaro, and hEAR THEIR VISION FOR 2030: 

 

 OUR NEW 5 YEAR STRATEGY IS HERE. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE HOW THE POWER OF YOUNG PEOPLE is pushing BOUNDARIES, shaping today and creating tomorrow.

THIS STRATEGY IS NOT ABOUT HARNESSING THE POWER OF YOUTH TO DO WHAT OTHERS THINK IS BEST. IT’S ABOUT UNLEASHING YOUTH LEADERSHIP AS AN AGENCY OF CHANGE IN ITS OWN RIGHT.

Link to our new strategy pdf