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The early summer cycle ICS Team Leaders are all set to spread their wings and venture into the ICS journey. But just before that, they are preparing for their venture in the community named Kaudi. After the training, they will be off to project planning visit in their communities.

The Team Leaders of Gorkha and Makwanpur will play a key role in facilitating and running livelihoods and WASH projects respectively. Here is a brief introduction of each team leader:

April 17, 2018
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In Sau Gaun, we had a lot of success in mobilizing the community children. We held litter picking session which enabled to contribute to the cleanliness of their community. After each litter picking session we demonstrated the 7 steps of handwashing and the children washed their hands even if they were motivated by some biscuits. Once the children gained the momentum, and a little push from our Community Development team they formed their own children’s group called “Sunaulo Tara Baal Club” which translates to “Golden Stars Children’s Club”, and are now planning to hold a picnic by using the money collected from litter picking.

April 2, 2018
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Namaste!  Our  week in the village of Beteghari-Gopirang was one that matched its topographical map; in spite of the lows of unexpected delays it was a week of high achievements.

March 23, 2018
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This blog is about my experience encountering one of Nepal’s most picturesque landscapes and its direct scarcity of water. The small community of Archale, Gorkha is right at the center of Nepal’s most pressing challenges. This place is nothing less than heaven with its beauty and scenic trails on which you can lose yourself in the lap of mountains amid green forests.

March 19, 2018
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This week celebrated the 108th International Women’s Day. This offers a time of reflection and appreciation of women’s efforts in striving for gender equality worldwide. ‘Ending Gender Inequality’ is one of the most pinnacle Sustainable Development Goals, and the Thansingh team felt it was important to make sure that International Women’s Day was recognized within our community in Thansing. The Thansingh team organized an event, which successfully engaged around 30 female community members, alongside the Raleigh volunteers. The purpose of the day was to spread awareness of gender equality, encourage discussion, and celebrate women’s unity.

March 12, 2018
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Approaching a task as large and daunting as helping a community diversify their livelihoods, keeping in mind the objectives of sustainable development can all seem a bit much on first glance. As our Team Planning Tool (the objectives given to our team before entering our individual communities) was read out, I observed my team’s expressions and it was instantly clear that the magnitude of what we were trying to achieve shocked and almost unsettled many of us. This was going to take some serious planning and a lot of hard work, determination and coordination if we were going to complete this by the end of our cycle.

February 28, 2018
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After a bumpy journey from Kathmandu, our team was welcomed off the bus by the whole community with red Tikka, beautiful handmade flower necklaces and a bottle of lychee juice each. The rest of our first day was spent settling into our host homes and starting to get to know where we will be living for the next 9 weeks.

February 21, 2018
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After an early start and a bumpy journey, we were warmly welcomed by our community with a traditional Tikka and garland. Surrounded by the Himalayas and nestled in the rice paddies we were keen to meet our host families. They are the members of two family villages, which were badly effected by the 2015 earthquake. Our team made up of 7 UK and 5 Nepali volunteers will be working with the community to improve water, sanitation and hygiene over the next 10 weeks.

February 20, 2018
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After the Makwanpur teams reached their placements, Gorkha UKVs flied in to Kathmandu. The next day, was the recovery day when they explored the streets of Patan with their training teams and enjoyed a day out. The Nepali volunteers gathered in the country office on third day and were welcomed in the training center by their counterparts. An entire day of trainings and sessions followed. Still energetic, the volunteers enjoyed the evening with dances and songs. The team allocation was done on 10th February and the training venue was filled with excitement of finding their team leaders and taking group pictures. As they deployed to Gorkha today, we expect a successful project from all the teams and hope that they make a family out of their community.

February 12, 2018