If you had told me a year ago that I would be living in rural Nepal for 2 ½ months in 2017, I would never have believed you. Partly because I couldn’t think about being away from my family for that long, but also because I didn’t think I could cope with living in a different environment away from everyday luxuries of home.September 14, 2017
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At the half way point of their community phase in Baltar, NE1 were lucky enough to celebrate a mini Teej festival with their community. Maya tells us more.September 3, 2017
Last phase in Baltar, our volunteers were learning about active citizenship. Hanson Fernandes explains what this means and what he learnt with his group.September 1, 2017
We just finished our ICS Summer Program with a huge success! Thank You to all our volunteers, project partners and the lovely communities for a wonderful adventure. Our expedition venturers will also be ending their journey this week. While the country is still struggling to recover from the recent flooding and landslide, we would like to reassure everyone that our volunteers are all safe and the areas we work in have not been affected by it.
Recently we marked a festival celebration in Nepali culture, known as the Teej Festival. Some of our venturers - Jess, Alicia, Melissa, Cian - along with two VMs – Lisa, Neville and Preity - went to experience a part of the culture. On our arrival, we took part in the singing, dancing and music, and enjoyed our interaction with the members of multiple local communities.
Written by Neville Vanderpool
It’s early on a Sunday morning in the school holidays, but classes 6-10 (aged 11 to 17 years) at Shnee Bhagawati Secondary School are attending for extra tuition. NE5 are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to give a session on menstrual hygiene. It will be compulsory for the girls and optional for the boys.
Written by: Hannah Rowlatt, Sneha Pandey, Gwentyh Audran and Evie Holt
Photos by Evie Holt and Gwenyth Audran
Both Expedition as the ICS summer cycles are coming to an end.
We want to emphasize that the volunteers of both Expedition and ICS are all safe and the Raleigh Nepal country office is in contact with the teams every day. Tomorrow the field base staff will visit the Expedition projects in Gorkha and our ICS deputy operations manager will return to country office after her visit to the projects in Makawanpur. If you have any messages for the teams and volunteers, please feel free to message us. We will make sure to deliver it to them as soon as possible. Again, we would like to thank everyone for being understanding and having patience with us.
-Raleigh Nepal Team
Phase 2 has gone by even faster then the first phase and our first 7 weekers have now left us. We want to thank our 7 weekers for all their hard work and their effort to make this expedition happen. The rest of the venturers have been allocated again and deployed to their final phase, the phase which will end their Raleigh expedition.
Written by Elsemieke Kruseman
Photos by Hazel Watchorn