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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

Teams of volunteers from 12 nationalities will work on Natural Resource Management (NRM) projects in La Marta and La Cangreja; continue to build and rejuvenate Indigenous Schools through Community Resilience (CR) projects in Nimaritawa and Dorbatal; and, take part in Youth Leadership development on Dragon and Turrisantos treks.

Los gerentes de proyectos trabajarán con un equipo de voluntarios de 12 nacionalidades a partir del 18 de febrero en proyectos de gestión de recursos naturales en La Marta y La Cangreja; construyendo y mejorando las escuelas indígenas de Nimaritawa y Dorbata; y desarrollarán liderazgo juvenil en las rutas de trek Dragon y Turrisantos.

March 1, 2019

Raleigh International has been working to improve water, sanitation and hygiene standards in the Gorkha region of Nepal since 2015. Here, Jay Ham, part of the country office team in Nepal this spring, explains what the projects involve and the importance of Raleigh's work for these marginalised rural communities.

February 21, 2019

66 young volunteers (28 Nepalese and 38 UK) have joined us this spring for the 2019 ICS livelihood programme. They will be working with the communities of Gandaki Rural Municipality in the Gorkha District. Our volunteers along with our partner organisation Goreto Gorkha, will be working with the community on income generation activities and youth development projects. Here is a glimpse of our volunteers and Team Leaders who will be working on ICS Livelihood projects in Gorkha district this spring cycle.

February 18, 2019

Over the next 10 weeks, a new group of young volunteers will be working side by side with rural communities to continue Raleigh Nepal’s long term work in Gorkha to improve water, sanitation and hygiene. Since arriving in Nepal, the volunteers of the Expedition 2019 Spring Cycle have been training and learning about the communities they’ll be working with, ready to deliver valuable work on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects. Meet our teams of inspiring volunteers and find out more about the challenges and adventures ahead of them:

February 16, 2019

Our Spring 2019 volunteers are deployed to their respective communities. They will be working their best in partnership with our project partners to create that lasting change for a sustainable goal, which Raleigh aims for. Here is a glimpse of our volunteers and Team Leaders who will be working on ICS WASH projects (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in the region of Makwanpur this spring cycle.

February 14, 2019

12 days before Christmas, while people back home in the UK were busy with office parties and going to see family and friends, Raleigh alumnus Robin Drysdale was 1500 miles south of London preparing to row across the Atlantic to raise money for charity. Here he updates us from the middle of the Atlantic on his reasons for taking part in the challenge and the team’s progress.

January 21, 2019