Adhikari Gaun WASH

World Water Day highlights the work that still needs to be done to ensure people have access to safe water around the world. This year we’re highlighting Raleigh International’s partnership with BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA which is helping to fund water programmes in Nepal.

March 22, 2017
Tea kettle on gas stove

... or tea in Chapthok.

It's World Water Day tomorrow and our NE teams have been thinking about water usage and waste in the villages on Community Phase. They are working with the local people to rebuild homes lost in the 2015 earthquake and also facilitating Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) awareness-raising sessions. Here, Betsie and Cath from NE1 compare the simple task of making a cuppa at home in the Netherlands and UK to Chapthok, their hillside village home for this phase.

March 21, 2017
Completed house Chapthok

Raleigh Nepal has worked with Build Up Nepal, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to sustainable rebuilding following the 2015 earthquake, since the first Expedition in the country last summer. The partnership is currently working together in three rural villages in the Gorkha region: Chapthok, Adhikari Gaun and Baltar. Ali and Jenny in NE1, based in Chapthok, tell us more.

March 20, 2017

Now in Adhikari Gaun with NE2 on Community Phase, chef Dan reflects on the traditional Nepali food he and his Trek 2 teammates sampled during their trek in the foothills of the Ganesh Himal range of the Himalayas.

March 17, 2017
NE3 team Holi

In the final instalment of our Holi festival news from our three Expedition teams in Nepal, we hear from Toby and Zarenna about how the celebration of colour was a culturally enriching experience for our NE3 volunteers in Baltar.

March 16, 2017
NE2 ambushed with tika on Holi

A week after their arrival in the remote hillside village of Adhikari Gaun for their first community phase, Holi – the Hindu festival of colour – provided a break from the hard work of digging the foundations of the three houses NE2 are building with members of the community. International volunteer, Minsuk, gives his account of the events of the day.

March 15, 2017
NE1's Holi celebrations in Chapthok

Sunday 12 March saw the towns and villages of Nepal turn multi-coloured in celebration of Holi festival. Here, Ben from NE1 shares his experience of the event in Chapthok.

March 14, 2017
Baltar Women's Group meeting

NE3 volunteers join the Baltar Women's Group meeting on International Women's Day. UK volunteers, Kathy and Sarah M share their experience. Translation by Priety.

March 12, 2017
Community phase 2 allocations hide and seek

Our three 17C trek teams have successfully completed the trek phase of Expedition and are now settled into new ‘NE’ (November Echo) teams for their community phases. We caught up with them in Baireni for ‘changeover’ as they found out who their new teammates and managers are and learnt more about the work they will be doing in the villages.

March 7, 2017
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