Poverty is often described as general state where one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. And it is often assumed that one who is poor, is sad and bitter. But what kind of materials does one need to possess to be happy? Does that mean someone who has everything is always happy, and someone who does not is never? Maisie, a UK volunteer in November Charlie 1 learns about the relation of happiness and poverty in Ripthok.April 24, 2017
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As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, our volunteers in November Charlie 4 decided that mural was a great way to preserve key messages, and leave a lasting impact on the whole community.April 24, 2017
Before leaving the community in a few days time, November Charlie 5 in Kaliban decided to leave something behind for the community and its people, to reflect upon all the activities they did under the thematic area of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH).April 23, 2017
All our volunteers might not necessarily take with them the same learning in our International Citizens Service program, but one common thing they all will experience is change. Change in the community, change in their attitude towards different things, and most of all, change in themselves. UK volunteer for November Charlie 1, Jonathan, shares about all the changes he witnessed while volunteering in Ripthok.April 23, 2017
As a team, November Charlie 2 have engaged in the community through a varied range of activities including training, parties, home visits, meetings, school sessions, and religious celebrations to name a few. Over the period of 12 weeks, they have immersed themselves in community integration and development, and most of all, they have collected millions of memories to take back home.
With the final day of their stay in the community closing in, November Charlie 9 is preparing to leave the community on a high note. While some of them are preparing a song to bid farewell, the others are planning a final meeting with the community based organizations to reflect upon their work in Adamar.April 21, 2017
Once a self-conscious, worried young girl, to a confident, happy and independent woman, Freya; a UK volunteer from November Charlie 2 for our International Citizens Service program in Khadka Gaun, shares her story on how ICS has helped her become an active citizen.April 21, 2017
Being the only team working in the thematic area of livelihoods in Group 2, Makwanpur, November Charlie 6 have been focused on carrying out various events and activities that to help improve the livelihoods of the people in Dumrekuna. Livestock farming being one of the major sources of income in Dumrekuna, the training and coaching committee of NC6 recently organized a training session on cowshed management for the locals.April 20, 2017
Inspired by her forever cheerful nature, Hayley, a UK volunteer for November Charlie 8, shares a story about her host motherApril 20, 2017
Having just completed a three-day training event with the recently selected entrepreneurs, November Charlie 3 in Patpati are now done with their final event in the community for 17R Spring cycle. They will now be heading to Kathmandu for their final phase review in a few days time.April 19, 2017