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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

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