The landscape in Baltar looks a lot different now, in the dry season, compared to during the first Raleigh Expedition cycle last summer, during the monsoon. Then, the fields around the shelter and work sites were full of abundant crops – tall plants of brinjals (aubergines) and corn waving in the wind as far as the eye could see. The stark contrast of the rust coloured soil terraces, readily ploughed for planting, prompted NE3 Volunteer Manager, Dave and Venturer, Guy, to find out more about the local agriculture.March 27, 2017
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NE1 Volunteer Manager, Alex, shares a special day in Chapthok – the joining of two Raleigh villages in matrimony – when 17 last minute international wedding guests were easily accommodated by the generous Nepali welcoming nature.March 27, 2017
On Mother's Day in the UK, Holly in NE2 reflects on her experience spending time with her host Aama (mother), Narmaya, and her family in Adhikari Gaun.
Expecting the residents of Baltar, their village home for Community Phase 2, to use wood burning fires for cooking, our NE3 volunteers were surprised to find out that most of the community use a more sustainable fuel source: biogas. Clara and Kathy chatted to Ram Chandra Adhikari, one of 17C’s house beneficiaries in Baltar, to hear his perspective on how biogas has positively impacted his family life.March 25, 2017
Before joining Raleigh, UK volunteer Joe CC, spent two weeks on a silent meditation retreat, 12 kilometres north of Kathmandu on the edge of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. He has been practising meditation during the first community phase together with his NE1 teammates.March 24, 2017
Krishna in NE1 is one of 24 Host Country Volunteers funded by BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA over the next two years. Here he tells us how he found leading a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) session in Shree Bhagawati Higher Secondary school in Chapthok village a confidence-building experience.
World Water Day highlights the work that still needs to be done to ensure people have access to safe water around the world. This year we’re highlighting Raleigh International’s partnership with BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA which is helping to fund water programmes in Nepal.
... or tea in Chapthok.
It's World Water Day tomorrow and our NE teams have been thinking about water usage and waste in the villages on Community Phase. They are working with the local people to rebuild homes lost in the 2015 earthquake and also facilitating Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) awareness-raising sessions. Here, Betsie and Cath from NE1 compare the simple task of making a cuppa at home in the Netherlands and UK to Chapthok, their hillside village home for this phase.
Raleigh Nepal has worked with Build Up Nepal, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to sustainable rebuilding following the 2015 earthquake, since the first Expedition in the country last summer. The partnership is currently working together in three rural villages in the Gorkha region: Chapthok, Adhikari Gaun and Baltar. Ali and Jenny in NE1, based in Chapthok, tell us more.March 20, 2017
Now in Adhikari Gaun with NE2 on Community Phase, chef Dan reflects on the traditional Nepali food he and his Trek 2 teammates sampled during their trek in the foothills of the Ganesh Himal range of the Himalayas.