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After having settled into Patpati, November Charlie 3 held a meeting to introduce the role of Raleigh Inetrnational Citizens Service (ICS) programme and our project partner organisation Shree Swanra Integrated Community Development Centre. In addition, we aimed to find out the main issues affecting local people.

February 25, 2017
Nepal ICS

This week in Khadka Gaun, the extensive data collection process has been taking place in the form of Baseline surveys and map making. This will provide the basis for the rest of our work here, but has also allowed us to get to know everyone in all corners of the community. Some of their stories of earthquake damage and loss are unimaginably heart breaking, and yet, the families are still so generous and welcoming.

February 25, 2017
Nepal ICS

There is no better way to experience and learn about a culture than to be immersed in its traditions and festivals. A quarter of the way into their placement, Kaudi provides our volunteers of November Charlie 4, with opportunities to witness its tradition first hand, where they experience new tradition, all the while staying focused on their objectives for this phase.

February 23, 2017
Nepal ICS

Our International Citizens Service (ICS) volunteers organise and conduct various events and activities throughout their placement in their respective communities. To come up with such events, they need to constantly engage themselves in idea sharing, discussions, and brainstorming, and to do so, they need a place where they can hold their daily meetings. Here is how November Charlie 1 arranged themselves a place for their daily meeting...

February 22, 2017
Nepal ICS

November Charlie 5 are placed in the community of Kaliban, and they have now spent a week in the community. With most of the in-country volunteers coming from the urban areas, they are almost as unfamiliar with rural communities of Nepal as the UK volunteers. NC5 thus, have utilized the first week of their stay in the community in familiarising themselves to rural life style.

February 21, 2017
Nepal ICS

Now that November Charlie 2 are familiar with Khadka Gaun, and are finally starting to settle down in the community, they are now focused in carrying out their work in full swing to meet their objectives for the first phase.

February 21, 2017
Nepal ICS

Communication is one thing that often acts as an obstacle when you are in a place that doesn't speak your language, and you don't speak theirs. But not every communication is bound by words, and you still manage to understand one another through smiles and gestures. Sophia, UK team leader for November Charlie 1, shares a similar story of an encounter with her host mother.

February 18, 2017
Nepal ICS

Raleigh International Nepal held its Returned Volunteer’s Event on 17th of February, for the International Citizens Service (ICS) volunteers of 16 X, and Raleigh Expedition venturers of 16 O cycle. During the event, the volunteers and venturers shared what they learned during their placement, what can they do for their action at home, and what kind of opportunity awaits them as Raleigh alumni. Since Raleigh ICS and Raleigh expedition are two different programmes , it was a great opportunity for them to share their stories and experiences with each other.

February 18, 2017
Nepal ICS

After three days of induction training in Bhaktapur, November Charlie 2 headed to Khadka Gaun, a beautiful community based in Namjung of Gorkha, on the 6th of February . After only a few days in the community, the team has quickly gotten into the swing of things in the mountainous region of Gorkha, which was the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.

February 15, 2017
Nepal ICS

It has now almost been a week since our volunteers of Group 1 were deployed in their respective communities of Gorkha. With all the communities hosting our International Citizens Service (ICS) volunteers for the first time in Gorkha, here is how November Charlie 4 spent their first week in Kaudi

February 14, 2017
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