Anil Karki, 19, is one of 24 Host Country Volunteers funded by BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA over the next two years in Nepal. Having completed high school and applied to study computer science at the University of Southern Maine in the USA, Anil wanted to do something useful with his time in between. He’s just completed Expedition 17C – the Spring programme – and explains here how this has helped to develop his skill set while contributing to society.April 29, 2017
The Volunteer Managers have left the building and we close the door on another hugely successful Raleigh Nepal Expedition. We’d like to say a massive thank you to all those involved. Here’s how some of them sum up Expedition 17C.April 22, 2017
17C Photographer, Saoirse, ran a photography competition during the three phases of Expedition. The results are in!April 21, 2017
Expedition 17C UK Volunteer Manager, Alex, continues her description of exactly what's involved in building sustainable, earthquake resilient houses in remote, rural villages in the Gorkha region of Nepal.
Main photo by Saoirse: NE3 are happy with the progress they made on three earthquake resilient houses in Baltar. Back row, left to right: Joe CC, Ursula, Joe C, Min, Holly, Alex. Front row: Fiona, Preity, Ali.
Ever wondered what exactly is involved in building a sustainable, earthquake resilient house? As Expedition 17C draws to a close, UK Volunteer Manager, Alex, a self-confessed 'maths nerd', marvels at her first ever real life use of Pythagoras theorem and other techniques she and the rest of our volunteers have been putting to good use in rural Nepal.April 20, 2017
17C Photographer, Saoirse, shares her experience of Expedition through her favourite images from both trek and community phases.April 19, 2017
Our NE2 volunteers planned a special day of sport and celebration to see in the Nepali new year in Adhikari Gaun. Harry R and Sophie tell all.April 18, 2017
Our three NE teams spent Nepali New Year in their villages right at the end of their third and final phase. This caused for a celebration! Here, Jade in NE1 shares the special events of their New Year's Day, celebrating with the community on a picnic.April 17, 2017
NE3 hosted a tea party for the Baltar Women's Group at their shelter on their final rest day. Here, Ali describes the afternoon's conversation about views on young marriage. Translation by Preity.April 15, 2017
Living and working so closely with the women of Baltar inspired UK Volunteer Manager, Alex, to find out more about their traditional dress, and hair and makeup techniques, along with help from her Host Country Volunteer Manager colleague, Preity. Ever practical, they decided to learn and share by participation!April 15, 2017