Namaste (नमस्ते). The volunteer training and induction programme has seen volunteers learn about Nepal, how they will work with communities to deliver Raleigh's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects and, importantly, how to stay safe and healthy. The volunteers are now being formed into teams and finding out which communities they will being living and working alongside when delivering their WASH projects.

July 9, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that our first group of International and National Venturers has arrived safely at our training facility in Bairani, in Western Nepal. They will spend the next four days with the Volunteer Management team preparing for life on expedition.

July 7, 2018

Our volunteer managers have now completed their initial Raleigh Nepal training and induction programme and reflect on their journey so far:

“We are really looking forward to the practical implementation of the training, being in community and trying our best for their change. Change in the sense of the improvements in their life. We are also looking forward to teamwork, completion of the (WASH) project and excited for the trek.” Volunteer managers Suman & Rohini.

July 6, 2018

In addition to an excellent opportunity of learning, International Citizens Service also teaches you to be adaptive and flexible as per the need of your team. Here, Reem, a UK volunteer for November Charlie 7 shares her story on how Raleigh ICS helped her become creative.

July 2, 2018

At the Raleigh International training centre in Kathmandu, preparations for Expedition are under way. Our volunteer managers have travelled from Eastern and Western Nepal, Kathmandu City, Australia, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) for our Summer 2018 programme.

July 1, 2018

As the Final Phase review for our Makwanpur ICS group approaches, Ben, team leader for NC7, looks back at all the achievements of the team in Sanutar during their journey so far.

June 30, 2018

Namaste (नमस्ते)! As we prepare to deliver the next phase of our development work in Nepal, we welcome the advance volunteer managers who will be joining forces with our team of dedicated Raleigh Nepal staff based in Kathmandu.

June 20, 2018

There is a story to everyone. In Raleigh International Nepal Country Office, among the hubbub of daily comms rotations, morning meetings, busy work hours, and lunch hours, there is barely any time to listen to stories. We prioritize volunteers and team leaders, who toil day and night in the rural communities of Gorkha and Makwanpur, always motivated to bring change in the society and in themselves. We are proud to be their stepping stone where they learn copious amount of lessons in a short duration of three months and instigate a wonderful journey towards their dreams and goals. However, this time we are determined to bring out the stories of people who work behind the scenes. This post is about our Country Program Manager Sudhir Malla, who started out as a volunteer and raised himself to this position with continuous determination and patience, most importantly passion.

June 12, 2018

Since plummeting onto the runway in Kathmandu my concept of ‘Comfort Zones’ has entirely evaporated out of use. But this has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It will not do to spend one’s life confined to rituals and routines week after week. From arriving here, I have not had a minute to myself. I have been spending every aspect of my life; eating, working and sleeping alongside people I’ve only known for a couple of days. Although this can be scary it is a big reward to be able to make firm friends this quickly.

June 11, 2018

An early start on our first working day of our second week marked the first venture of Solithum’s newly founded Water Users Committee. We hiked up to the village water source to find a diverse group of community members enthusiastic to start work on their new water scheme. Our role in this consisted of forming a “human chain” with the community members to transport building materials, such as sand and pebbles required to build an intake tank and a water reservoir.

June 11, 2018