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Holi, also known as Festival of Colours, takes place on the full moon day in Nepal. During this colorful festival, the Nepalese will throw dry powder and colored water to express their blessings and good wishes. Expedition volunteer Alice Palmer shares her experience of Holi whilst staying in the rural village of Tersey, where she was working on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects.

Post and pictures by Alice Palmer

March 21, 2019

Raleigh volunteers have been working alongside the community of Kot Gaun to improve water access by providing a tap stand for every household as part of the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project. Starting with a pipeline which will connect to newly built tap stands, volunteers have taken up their shovels and are digging their way towards improving water access in Kot Gaun.

March 17, 2019

As part of our celebrations of 2019 International Women’s Day's theme #BalanceforBetter we’re highlighting some of the amazing women who work with us here at Raleigh and how crucial they are at each stage of our programmes! We speak to them about their work, why International Women's Day is important to them, and what advice they have for young women who want to get involved in international development.

March 8, 2019

In the rural village of Mapogoro in Tanzania, women work incredibly hard. Many mothers in the village wake at 5am to start their daily routine, getting their children ready to leave for school at 6am before heading off to work on one of the nearby farms. At midday, they return home to carry out household chores and then collect water for showering, washing, cooking and drinking. Some women also run their own businesses, like small restaurants and tailors.

March 8, 2019

Rambahadur (Ram) is a 40 year old returnee migrant worker. He lives with his wife Reena and three daughters in the village of Ickchung, in rural Makwanpur. Having worked in Arabian Gulf countries for almost five years, he now no longer wants to go back again, but, stay and work in his own village.

March 6, 2019

The thriving community of Nimaritawa started with the donation of land over 20 years ago. Houses were built in anticipation of indigenous families moving there, to form a community that would live on what was planted and harvested, including native crops. However, until recently the community did not have a school, meaning children had to walk for almost two hours to reach the nearest school.

March 1, 2019