Nepal Expedition


Last Tuesday our Project Managers and Expedition Medics arrived to join our advance team completing the Volunteer Manager team for Expedition 17I&J. Now the Raleigh adventure can really begin, starting with two weeks of intensive training!

Words by Elsemieke Kruseman
Pictures by Hazel Watchorn and Elsemieke Kruseman

June 20, 2017

A week ago three new Advance Volunteer Managers arrived at our Country Office in Kathmandu. The team join our two Deputy Operations Managers and have been busy working together to make sure that everything is ready for the rest of the team to arrive and kick off Expedition 17I&J. Lets meet the team.

Photos and Written by Elsemieke Kruseman

June 12, 2017
Anil and teammates hold a WASH session in a local school

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 whole team at EndEx

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
Tree and person landscape

17C Photographer, Saoirse, ran a photography competition during the three phases of Expedition. The results are in!

April 21, 2017
NE3 team looking through the window of one of the earthquake resilient houses at the end of Expedition

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.

April 20, 2017
Alex and team digging foundations

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
Photographer, Saoirse

17C Photographer, Saoirse, shares her experience of Expedition through her favourite images from both trek and community phases.

April 19, 2017
NE1 New Year picnic

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
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