Nepal ICS

Nepal ICS

Whatever we do, it impacts on someone, someday. November Charlie 8 have tried this week to leave a lasting positive change by learning the wants and needs of the village youth- creating a favourable environment for them from last week.

November 27, 2017
Nepal ICS

I arrived in a place called Dhuseni, in Gorkha district of Nepal, a month ago. Living as an ICS volunteer has uncovered many aspects of myself to a great extent, with challenges and opportunities it has provided me. Living away from my home with no social media drama; having a different lifestyle and being around people from another part of world is giving me a completely different perspective about culture, life and people.

November 22, 2017
Nepal ICS

Life in Nepal is colourful, both in terms of the clothes people wear, as well as the music. The vibrant tones of traditional Nepali music wake me up every morning, and the discovery of such a rich culture has been fascinating! We paid a visit to the Jana Shakti high school not far from Dhuseni, where we experienced a spectacular performance of song and dance – I was very impressed!

November 17, 2017
Nepal ICS

After 3 weeks in Dhuseni the team have bonded and settled in. We are now used to our routine of waking up with the sunrise to the sound of the buffalo and goats, heading off to our work site to dig until 10 am, having a leisurely lunch break in the heat of the day and working again until dusk, before showering under the stars, having a generous portion of dal bhat and catching an early night, before the routine starts again.

November 15, 2017
Nepal ICS

We spend so much time thinking about what we are doing for our community that we wanted to talk about what our community (Ikchung) does for us.

November 15, 2017
Nepal ICS

From the moment I arrived in Hukka Baan I felt at home and I feel very lucky and happy to still feel this way after almost living here for three weeks. I have enjoyed every interaction with the community, from settling into my host home to working alongside the locals, digging in preparation for the replacement of water source pipeline.

November 13, 2017
Nepal ICS

As the madness of Tihar draws to an end, NC8 have been reflecting on what to make of these past few days. Assumed to be a more colourful and less sinister Halloween, our expectations were quickly overturned as we experienced the joys of this five day festival and immersed ourselves in Nepali culture and traditions. Here are some of their festivity highlights.

November 4, 2017
Nepal ICS

One of the main reasons that a volunteer gives for wanting to take part in a Raleigh ICS placement is to meet new people. I admittedly gave that reason without considering the challenges that may come with the merging of cultures, personalities and life experiences. However, within our first few days of being in Adamar, I already know that the similarities we share will overshadow any differences.

November 3, 2017
Nepal ICS

Imagine the biggest festival of the year and think about how we celebrate. For many reading this, it will be Christmas: too much telly and too much food. It turns out some things are universal, namely excessive amounts of food that it pains you to eat but you force down anyway because it tastes so good.

November 2, 2017
Nepal ICS

At the time of writing I’m currently sat on top of a hill, beneath the giant tree that resides next to our make-shift tarpaulin shower and bamboo swing; both of which Neil Buchanan would be proud of! (For those wondering, he’s the guy from every 90’s child’s favourite ‘here’s what you’ll need’ art program, Art Attack). Anyway, I digress. It’s fair to say that the water can be a bit cold, but the view of the snow-tipped Himalayas peaking above the clouds more than makes up for it.

November 1, 2017
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