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Nepal ICS

When I was a boy, I had a dream. The dream ended and life began, taking me through various challenges, adversity, hope; success and disappointment sometimes. One day, you find yourself in adulthood, wondering what happened to the dream. Coming to Nepal, the question one asks and is asked as often, is life here somehow a little different to life in Britain? I can only answer the question by describing the journey of 3 weeks in the villages of Makwanpur, in the colourful streets of Hetauda, buried in the communities of the surrounding hills. A journey of a few words and a thousand pictures.

November 21, 2017
Nepal ICS

November Charlie 7 have now been in Tiltar for just over a month. Tiltar is a small rural village nestled in the foothills of the Makwanpur district of Nepal. Tiltar possesses incredible views of the surrounding hills and mountains, and more importantly, some incredible people.

November 21, 2017
Nepal ICS

After weeks of anticipation, our construction materials finally arrived; this meant an action-packed week ahead, with Louis and Dinesh in charge!

November 20, 2017
Nepal ICS

Life in Nepal is colourful, both in terms of the clothes people wear, as well as the music. The vibrant tones of traditional Nepali music wake me up every morning, and the discovery of such a rich culture has been fascinating! We paid a visit to the Jana Shakti high school not far from Dhuseni, where we experienced a spectacular performance of song and dance – I was very impressed!

November 17, 2017
Nepal ICS

As we close in on the halfway point of our time in Hukka Baan, it is safe to say my impression of this wonderful village and its kind people here stands at being undiminished. During the past 4 weeks my team and I have encountered a world wind of different experiences, food, culture, and most of all emotions. From countless laughs and jokes, to hard graft, from crying together to dancing together under the starry sky sheltered by the familiar mountains (or ‘hills’ as my Nepalese counterpart calls them) it has been an up and down journey; and not just the bus rides.

November 17, 2017
Nepal ICS

After 3 weeks in Dhuseni the team have bonded and settled in. We are now used to our routine of waking up with the sunrise to the sound of the buffalo and goats, heading off to our work site to dig until 10 am, having a leisurely lunch break in the heat of the day and working again until dusk, before showering under the stars, having a generous portion of dal bhat and catching an early night, before the routine starts again.

November 15, 2017
Nepal ICS

We spend so much time thinking about what we are doing for our community that we wanted to talk about what our community (Ikchung) does for us.

November 15, 2017
Nepal ICS

From the moment I arrived in Hukka Baan I felt at home and I feel very lucky and happy to still feel this way after almost living here for three weeks. I have enjoyed every interaction with the community, from settling into my host home to working alongside the locals, digging in preparation for the replacement of water source pipeline.

November 13, 2017
Nepal ICS

Before I came here I had the mindset that no matter the culture, it didn’t really have an impact on one’s personality. As self-absorbed as it sounds, I imagined everyone had a similar mindset and personality to me. I couldn’t have been anymore wrong; and coming here was probably the most ‘beautifullest’ way to be proved wrong.

November 5, 2017
Nepal ICS

Waking up on my first morning in community gave me my first glimpse of the magnificent mountain tops misted by low clouds which surround our new home. This is a sight I doubt I will get used too. This panoramic view is stunning to a foreigner like me but amazingly is completely common place to the residents of Ikchung.

November 5, 2017