The spring cycle of 2017 for the ICS programme, also known as 17R, will be working in two districts this year instead of one. They will be divided into two groups, where Group 1 will be working in Gorkha, and Group 2 will be working in Makwanpur. Raleigh International Nepal had only been conducting its Expedition program in Gorkha prior to this.
Group 1 in Gorkha will largely be focused in carrying out livelihoods programme, with 4 teams placed in different communities of the district. On the other hand, Group 2 in Makwanpur will mostly be working in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programme, with one out of five teams working in livelihoods. 17R will consists of 9 teams in total, where 4 of them will be placed in Gorkha, and the rest in Makwanpur.