Nepal ICS

Nepal ICS

As we are going into our final phase here and it’s hitting home how quickly our time in Dumrekuna will pass. We’re feeling much more settled and integrated into the community now and have adjusted to the routines of the village. The UK volunteers even look forward to the twice daily rice and lentil (Dal Bhat) portions.

August 17, 2017
Nepal ICS

On the 20th July 2017, I was able to tick something off my bucket list and something a lot of people have on their own bucket list - having a birthday abroad in a rural community.

August 15, 2017
Nepal ICS

Comparing lives with people whose world is geographically, economically and culturally thousands of miles away from your own is always complicated and challenging. But everyday waking up in Koudi, observing the women who live here, you can’t help but marvel at just how hard they work! And because of the narcissistic tendency of my thoughts, I often imagine myself doing as they do and immediately picture my body crippling under the immense mental and physical pressure these women carry as the norm.

August 14, 2017
Nepal ICS

It all started when our hearts pushed us a bit to realize that there probably isn’t any particular or specific area that limits you to explore the whole of what the world and human civilization have to offer. Our desire to witness the lifestyle of other people brought us to the initiative of International Citizen Service Volunteering led by Raleigh International, here in Nepal.

August 14, 2017
Nepal ICS

Last Sunday the 6th of August was an exiting day for the Raleigh Nepal Country Office. Why? Because after days of practicing, Raleigh Nepal's football team could finally show off their skills on the Futsal Tournament in Kathmandu. With the International Youth day in the nearby future, 16 local and international organisations came together for a football tournament to celebrate this special day.

Written by Elsemieke Kruseman

August 12, 2017
Nepal ICS

We are one phase into our placement and the work is flowing steadily. As a team, we are now in our committees within the team for this cycle. The committees are called: raising awareness, community development, training and coaching and community infrastructure.

August 10, 2017
Nepal ICS

The primary focus of an International Citizenship Service (ICS) placement is sustainable development of Less Economically Developed Country, with regards to WASH and Livelihoods. So far we have undertaken so much rewarding work within our community; teaching about good hygiene, implementing infrastructure such as hand-washing taps and strengthening community groups. We already feel as though we have benefited the village of Amling in which we are settled.

August 10, 2017
Nepal ICS

I’d never thought I would make it this far, yet here I am. It’s seven O’clock in the morning, the roosters are wide awake hollering, the dog has finally decided to rest after a long and tiring night of barking at imaginary shadows and territorial competitors, the valley is shimmying and smoldering from the torrential rain when the heat has caused most of it to vaporize, suspending the valley on a crystal white sheeting and I am sitting on the porch drinking a cup of tea to make any Englishman blush in ecstasy; ‘’all is good in heaven and God sits at his throne’’.

August 9, 2017
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