Out of a total of 650 applicants, around 90 Nepalese volunteers were selected to take part in Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) in October-December 2018. They have since completed projects on the UK government funded programme and become leaders of Raleigh’s sustainable change. As part of ICS, participants take part in a Returned Volunteer event (RV) after completing their projects to reflect on challenges and achievements from their projects and to plan their next steps. Here, we follow ICS volunteers through their RV event and show how this is an instrumental part in making Raleigh’s work a continuous sustainable process which creates a new generation of active citizens in Nepal.April 15, 2019
Many diseases and illnesses are spread simply by not washing hands with soap and clean water. The seven steps of handwashing play an important role in promoting hygiene. Following these steps allows us to clean and wash every corner of our hands, getting rid of germs and bacteria that affect our health hygiene. Raleigh ICS has been working to improve WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) practices in the rural communities of Makwanpur and Gorkha. Volunteers are also constructing handwashing stations and tap stands, while working on supplying water sources for communities that are in need of water.
Our volunteers Sam, Sanjeev and Johannes write about their handwashing session in a school at Kisedi.
Hamish decided to go on a Raleigh Expedition to help him determine what he wanted from his future. Here he tells us about his time on Expedition so far and what he has gained from the experience.
Post and pictures by David Lorton
This World Water Day, we bring you story of Man Bahadur from Gorkha district, one of the most earthquake affected districts of Nepal. Man Bahadur is the president of the Naya Gaun Baltar Water User Committee from Gandaki Rural Municipality, Gorkha. He is 60 years old and is living with his wife. The Water User Committee has been registered and working for two years now and he is an active member of the community.
Holi, also known as Festival of Colours, takes place on the full moon day in Nepal. During this colorful festival, the Nepalese will throw dry powder and colored water to express their blessings and good wishes. Expedition volunteer Alice Palmer shares her experience of Holi whilst staying in the rural village of Tersey, where she was working on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects.
Post and pictures by Alice Palmer
Raleigh volunteers have been working alongside the community of Kot Gaun to improve water access by providing a tap stand for every household as part of the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project. Starting with a pipeline which will connect to newly built tap stands, volunteers have taken up their shovels and are digging their way towards improving water access in Kot Gaun.
This International Women's Day we reflect on gender balance within the rural communities we work with on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects and how a better balance will help create a better world.March 8, 2019
Rambahadur (Ram) is a 40 year old returnee migrant worker. He lives with his wife Reena and three daughters in the village of Ickchung, in rural Makwanpur. Having worked in Arabian Gulf countries for almost five years, he now no longer wants to go back again, but, stay and work in his own village.March 6, 2019
Raleigh International has been working to improve water, sanitation and hygiene standards in the Gorkha region of Nepal since 2015. Here, Jay Ham, part of the country office team in Nepal this spring, explains what the projects involve and the importance of Raleigh's work for these marginalised rural communities.February 21, 2019
66 young volunteers (28 Nepalese and 38 UK) have joined us this spring for the 2019 ICS livelihood programme. They will be working with the communities of Gandaki Rural Municipality in the Gorkha District. Our volunteers along with our partner organisation Goreto Gorkha, will be working with the community on income generation activities and youth development projects. Here is a glimpse of our volunteers and Team Leaders who will be working on ICS Livelihood projects in Gorkha district this spring cycle.February 18, 2019