Beth is a volunteer on our autumn Nepal Expedition programme, which runs from September to December. She has completed three weeks living in a community and working on a WASH project (water, sanitation and hygiene), and she has just returned from a three week, 120 kilometre trek.November 28, 2018
After working continuously in community for four weeks, ICS volunteer teams were excited to review their progress and hear from other groups. At the ICS mid-phase review, volunteers get opportunity to meet the other working teams; reflect on our experience so far; learn about their challenges and share ideas to implement on return to our community projects.
Blog by ICS volunteers, Ritik and Supriya (Team Dadagaon).
Mathilo Raniswara, one of the villages that current Expedition volunteers have been working in, began a women’s committee in 1995 in a bid to help their community. The current head of the committee, Jash Maya Rai Ale, spoke to us about the issues she has been tackling in her ward.
Panchu Thing is a 43 year old female farmer from Ickchung, a rural community in the Makwanpur district of Nepal, and a former participant in Raleigh Nepal's ICS livelihoods programme. She lives with her three sons and her husband Fatte Bahadur Thing, who is one of the leading farmers from Ickchung. We revisited her farm to discuss how taking part in the programme had helped her family's business.November 22, 2018
It happens to us all everyday, but where would you wee or poo if you didn’t have access to a loo?
(Photo: Sylvie Myers, a Raleigh Volunteer Manager, digs out a toilet pit)
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