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Out of a total of 650 applicants, around 90 Nepalese volunteers were selected to take part in Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) in October-December 2018. They have since completed projects on the UK government funded programme and become leaders of Raleigh’s sustainable change. As part of ICS, participants take part in a Returned Volunteer event (RV) after completing their projects to reflect on challenges and achievements from their projects and to plan their next steps. Here, we follow ICS volunteers through their RV event and show how this is an instrumental part in making Raleigh’s work a continuous sustainable process which creates a new generation of active citizens in Nepal.

April 15, 2019

In the rural village of Zombo, where Raleigh ICS volunteers are currently delivering a development project, affordable access to adequate healthcare is an issue for many in the community. World Health Day 2019 is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the need for full coverage of essential health services across the world.

April 7, 2019

Currently, volunteers from Jersey are taking part in SWASH projects alongside Tanzanian volunteers as part of Raleigh’s long-term partnership with Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) and the people of Jersey.

April 1, 2019

Hamish decided to go on a Raleigh Expedition to help him determine what he wanted from his future. Here he tells us about his time on Expedition so far and what he has gained from the experience.

Post and pictures by David Lorton

March 31, 2019

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind,’ which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. Here we look at how Raleigh Tanzania water, sanitation and hygiene projects are putting this into practice.

March 22, 2019

Imagine climbing a ladder where no matter how many steps you take, you stay in the same place. Now imagine the next step on that ladder is a chance to receive primary education. For the children in Dörbata, this is their reality. Very few children have access to education, something many often take for granted. This is where Raleigh volunteers step in.

March 22, 2019

This World Water Day, we bring you story of Man Bahadur from Gorkha district, one of the most earthquake affected districts of Nepal. Man Bahadur is the president of the Naya Gaun Baltar Water User Committee from Gandaki Rural Municipality, Gorkha. He is 60 years old and is living with his wife. The Water User Committee has been registered and working for two years now and he is an active member of the community.

March 22, 2019