As part of Raleigh’s WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programme in communities in rural Gorkha, we work closely with the Water User Committees in each village. These groups manage water usage, maintain the piping systems and ensure that each member of the community has fair access to water.November 12, 2018
Bikesh Shreshtha is an employee of Goreto Gorkha, one of Raleigh’s community project partners in Nepal. NGOs (non-government organisations) like Goreto Gorkha help Raleigh carry out their work by helping with ideas, technical support and training. We spoke to Bikesh about his experiences working with Goreto Gorkha and Raleigh to deliver WASH projects in Sanobadhera, Mathilo Raniswara and other communities.
(pictured - Bikesh and Sally our communication officer on project site)
Volunteers in Dada Gaun had great success in engaging community youth and Women's groups through the medium of drama, dance and games. The goal was to educate on key topics such as handwashing and womens health.October 30, 2018
Most of us take the simple act of handwashing for granted, but 2.3 million people worldwide still do not have access to clean water, and they share taps and toilets with other households.
Our international and national volunteers are thrilled to start their new journey for the project in their placement after attending three days induction session. Their induction sessions included leadership skills, health and hygiene, personal development, village presentations and team bonding activities. Since first day to volunteers been allocated into their respective teams everything has been so amazing. The bonding which they have with their teams and an enthusiasm which they have shown seems like they will do some important work in the community. As they are excited to work for the betterment of their community we are sure they will make a lasting impact in their community, gain an incredible experience and make family out of their community.October 14, 2018
“In my village we share a tap between our nine houses. In the spring we have very little in the way of water supply, just a few drops to share, we have to queue with our buckets to get water and it means we can’t do our other jobs. We would be so much happier if we had a good water supply all year round.” - Community member in Mathilo Raniswara, Gorkha
Our new International Citizen Service (ICS) Team Leaders are all prepared to start the new journey on the way to change. They are preparing for their training at Pasa Yard in Kathmandu and will continue their training in the rural community for few days before they go to their placements.
The team leaders of Makwanpur and Gorkha will look after the Livelihoods and WASH projects respectively and play a crucial role in building good rapport with their respective team.
Namaste (नमस्ते)! This International Youth Day we consider the importance of young people in driving sustainable change, share their vision of a better future and reflect on the skills they will need to accelerate progress towards the Global Goals.
Young people are at the heart of Raleigh International’s development methodology, which embraces the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) three-lens approach to youth participation in sustainable development. This approach sees young people as positive agents of change, best equipped to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 and lead the world in leaving no one behind.
Namaste (नमस्ते)! Our five-week volunteers have returned safely from their Youth Leadership trek in the Ghorka region of Nepal. Each group had an amazing nine days working together as a team to overcome the challenges of the weather and terrain, and all were in high spirits when we met them at their debriefing. When asked to sum up their experience in one or two words, the overriding sentiment was one of extraordinary friendship, remarkable team morale and breathtaking views.July 22, 2018
Our partnerships with businesses and other organisations allow us to have a greater impact in the countries where we work and are crucial to our ability to deliver sustainable change for disadvantaged rural communities. In Nepal, support from investment bank BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA has funded our vital Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in rural areas which were hardest hit by the 2015 earthquakes.July 19, 2018