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Raleigh international Nepal started its journey in the February of 2016 with the first ever team of 60 International Citizens Service (ICS) volunteers deployed in the rural communities of Makwanpur for 12 weeks. With the total of 227 ICS volunteers, Raleigh International Nepal has successfully completed a year of action in Nepal with three cycles placed in the communities so far.

December 22, 2016
Nepal ICS

The Autumn cycle of 2016, 16X, of the International Citizen's Service (ICS) program has now completed. On the 17th of December, the volunteers and Team leaders bade farewell to their respective communities and left for Kathmandu to attend the final phase review. After attending the final phase review, the volunteers has now left for their home on the 19th, while the team leaders will be leaving on the 22nd after submitting all their reports, documents, and finances.

December 19, 2016
Nepal ICS

After eleven weeks of hard-work and awareness raising, we at November Charlie 1, decided to spend our final Sunday in Simaltar with our new families. Not only was this a wonderful way to spend quality time with the people we have formed strong bonds with, but we also got a first-hand view of a full day in the life of a villager. We discovered how those who have been putting delicious food on our plates for the last 77 days generate their income to enable them to host us so wonderfully.

December 14, 2016
Nepal ICS

Fluent in Nepali and familiar with the Nepalese culture and traditions, people often assume her to be an in-country volunteer. Born in Nepal, Rishta is a UK volunteer from November Charlie 4 team, currently placed in Kiteni. Here, she shares her experience of how it has been to be a Nepali British volunteer.

December 13, 2016
Nepal ICS

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) being one of the thematic areas of our Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) project, raising awareness on the importance of hand washing has been one of the major objectives of all our November Charlie teams. With that in mind, our November Charlie 5 team of Ghantikhola recently conducted an awareness raising event for the children of the local school.

December 11, 2016
Nepal ICS

This week, November Charlie 5 held a climate change awareness raising session for the community, with two follow up training sessions to help farmers protect their livelihoods against the effects of changing weather patterns in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.

December 9, 2016
Nepal ICS

Simaltar is a small community on the flat grounds of Makwanpur, surrounded by hills and river. With the placement of November Charlie 1 in the village, we got to know how beautiful this village and the people here are. However, at the same time, we also got to know how hot this place is, and how much water it needs for day to day use.

December 8, 2016
Nepal ICS

Binda Lama is one of the locals from Aghor, where our November Charlie 6 team is currently placed. She is a mother of three, and is also the host mother of two of our Raleigh volunteers, Riti, and Daniela. Having lost her house in the 2015 earthquake, here she tells how it has affected her, and her children, as she shares how life in a rural community has been for her.

December 7, 2016
Nepal ICS

One of the best, and most unique elements of the International Citizens Service (ICS) programme is the bringing together of volunteers from the UK, with those from the host country. Never is this cross-cultural amalgamation shown in better light than when an event in either culture is celebrated during the months we are together. For November Charlie 3 in Ikchung, these cross-cultural exchanges form a vital part of our group dynamic, squeezed into a packed calendar of project work- avidly anticipated by all. We have been singularly blessed as a cycle that so many important and interesting events have fallen in our 12 weeks together from both Nepali and UK culture.

December 4, 2016
Nepal ICS

According to a World Health Organization report, 2.4 billion people in the world have no proper access to toilet. In Nepal, only 48% of the total population have access to a proper toilet. With Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) being one of the working areas of our Raleigh volunteers, here's how two of our November Charlie teams encouraged good hygiene practices in their respective communities by building toilets.

November 28, 2016
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