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Over the next 10 weeks, a new group of young volunteers will be working side by side with rural communities in Gorkha to improve water, sanitation and hygiene. Since arriving in Nepal, the volunteers on Expedition 19C have been training and learning about the communities they’ll be working with, ready to deliver valuable work on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects. Meet our teams of inspiring volunteers and find out more about the challenges and adventures ahead of them:

February 16, 2019

Our Spring cycle 2019 volunteers are deployed to their respective communities. They will be working their best in partnership with our project partners to create that lasting change for a sustainable goal, which Raleigh works for. Here is the glimpse of our volunteers and Team Leaders who will be working on WASH projects (Water, Santation and Hygiene) in the region of Makwanpur this spring cycle.

February 14, 2019

12 days before Christmas, while people back home in the UK were busy with office parties and going to see family and friends, Raleigh alumnus Robin Drysdale was 1500 miles south of London preparing to row across the Atlantic to raise money for charity. Here he updates us from the middle of the Atlantic on his reasons for taking part in the challenge and the team’s progress.

January 21, 2019

In each country we work in, Raleigh groups contain volunteers and volunteer managers from the host country, who work tirelessly to help the team assimilate into the local culture, and respect local values. Roshan Khanal has been volunteering in Nepal sine September on the Expedition programme. He has spent six weeks in one community, Ranaguan, and three weeks trekking in the Ruby Valley.

January 16, 2019

Raleigh's International Citizen Service (ICS) livelihoods volunteers are working for sustainable development with community members in Ghoptebesi, Makwanpur. They have now appointed mentors who will continue to work for improvement of livelihoods in their community after showing the community people the importance of livelihood diversification and how sustainable farming practices will allow them to increase their income and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

December 24, 2018

Marie Henri is an employee of GLIDE, a company which sponsors employees to take part in Raleigh expeditions as part of their “Future Leaders” programme. Marie spent ten weeks in Nepal, working in two communities in the Gorkha region, and trekked through the Ruby Valley for three weeks. She spoke to Raleigh about her time in Nepal, and the lessons she will bring back to GLIDE with her.

December 18, 2018

Bhim Prasad Paudel, a primary school teacher, has hosted Raleigh volunteers in Khastar, a village in Gorkha, Nepal, since late September this year. Volunteers in Nepal stay with a host family for a period of three weeks, who provide them with a room to stay in and all their meals. Many volunteers develop a close bond with the families, who welcome them into their homes and treat them as a member of the family. We spoke to him about his life, and recent experience with Raleigh.

December 13, 2018

Medson Sanga, a young person living in Mpanga, Mufindi and a member of the community’s environmental committee, will soon be overseeing a project aimed at planting 150,000 new trees in the village.

December 13, 2018

Raleigh's International Citizen Service (ICS) wash volunteers are working with community members in Koudi, Gorkha, to cope up with scarcity of water in the community. They are doing different sessions on awareness raising, training and helping in community development.

December 11, 2018