Nepal Expedition

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Words by Sophie, Expedition 17O volunteer. Sophie has been based in Kamero Tol, Gorkha for the past 19 days on community phase.

Tomorrow, 3rd November, all Expedition 17O volunteers will depart on phase 2, trek, for the following 19 days. Sophie has been allocated a new team, T2 whom she will be trekking with for the next 19 days (Trek 2).

Check out what's been happening on changeover in the training centre on our Raleigh Nepal Facebook page.

November 2, 2017

Last week, communications officer for Expedition 17O, Rebbie, conducted an interview with one of the key members of the community group NE3 are staying in in Gorkha:

Name: Dillmaya Shrestha.
Date: 17.10.17.
Date of Birth: 21.05.1981.
Nepali D.O.B. 06.02.2038!
Nationality and community: Nepali. Gairi Gaun

October 25, 2017
Nepal ICS

Volunteers often ask – “what do you do in field base all day while we are on project?”
Most of the time we are busy with the day to day work of, amongst other things, managing ongoing projects, providing medical support, recruiting new volunteers and planning ongoing programme activities. However, today the Raleigh Nepal Field Base was also the first place in Nepal to mark Restart a Heart Day (as far as we know!).

October 16, 2017

Sunday 15th October is Global Handwashing Day – a day to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

October 15, 2017

“If you teach a mother you teach a whole family”
- Bikesh Shrosthe, Goreto Gorkha (Raleigh Nepal project partner representative).

The Volunteer Manager team who will be leading the venturers in Kamero Tol will be a Volunteer Manager Andrew, Volunteer Medic Sophie and Home Country Volunteer Manager, Sirju.

Blog and images by Expedition 17O Communications Officer, Rebbie. Images also by Volunteer Manager, Andrew.

October 10, 2017

Raleigh International exists to create lasting change through youth.

Today Raleigh Nepal are thrilled to announce that… the youth have arrived!

October 9, 2017

Since the last blog post all three Volunteer Manager Teams have been out on their Project Planning Visits. So if you hear ‘PPV’ in any of our video content (please check them out on our Facebook and Instagram pages), you’ll understand what we’re referring to!

October 7, 2017

Today the Expedition 17O Volunteer Managers make their way to the communities which they will be working in in Gorkha. A Project Planning Visit (aka. PPV) is where the team meet the community members they will be working with and where they complete the risk assessments they have been training to implement over the past few weeks. They also get to know the community better. As Home Country Volunteer Manager Gandip relayed last night when the group were discussing the next day’s PPV, “if you don’t know the community well progress is difficult. This is our platform to get to know the communities.” The image below shows each of the Volunteer Manager groups with the name of the community they will be staying in with their respective groups of venturers:

October 4, 2017

About to arrive for your Raleigh Expedition of a lifetime and wondering what’s going on in Kathmandu right now? Let’s get you up to date! Following the Volunteer Manager team arrival, we’ve spent the last few days team building and getting to know each other. From energiser sessions to day trek, to the three bowl system we’ve all been busy preparing for our volunteers’ arrival and learning about Raleigh’s work in Nepal.

October 1, 2017

Today the Expedition 17O Volunteer Managers took off with their Deputy Operation Managers into the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park to assimilate hiking in an environment they’re likely to encounter out on trek with their venturers for the first time. They had to cope with various mock-up scenarios, from ‘lost venturers’ to Sit Rep calls to blisters and zinc oxide tape.

September 28, 2017