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“In my village we share a tap between our nine houses. In the spring we have very little in the way of water supply, just a few drops to share, we have to queue with our buckets to get water and it means we can’t do our other jobs. We would be so much happier if we had a good water supply all year round.” - Community member in Mathilo Raniswara, Gorkha

October 12, 2018

Our new International Citizen Service (ICS) Team Leaders are all prepared to start the new journey on the way to change. They are preparing for their training at Pasa Yard in Kathmandu and will continue their training in the rural community for few days before they go to their placements.

The team leaders of Makwanpur and Gorkha will look after the Livelihoods and WASH projects respectively and play a crucial role in building good rapport with their respective team.

September 26, 2018

Namaste (नमस्ते)! This International Youth Day we consider the importance of young people in driving sustainable change, share their vision of a better future and reflect on the skills they will need to accelerate progress towards the Global Goals.

Young people are at the heart of Raleigh International’s development methodology, which embraces the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) three-lens approach to youth participation in sustainable development. This approach sees young people as positive agents of change, best equipped to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 and lead the world in leaving no one behind.

August 8, 2018

Our partnerships with businesses and other organisations allow us to have a greater impact in the countries where we work and are crucial to our ability to deliver sustainable change for disadvantaged rural communities. In Nepal, support from investment bank BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA has funded our vital Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in rural areas which were hardest hit by the 2015 earthquakes.

July 19, 2018

Namaste (नमस्ते)! We welcome our second group of aspiring young volunteers to continue the delivery of Raleigh Nepal’s Expedition programme. After training and induction the young volunteers will spend the next nine days on a youth leadership trek in the Gorkha region of Nepal, staying with host families along the route.

July 19, 2018

Namaste (नमस्ते). The volunteer training and induction programme has seen volunteers learn about Nepal, how they will work with communities to deliver Raleigh's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects and, importantly, how to stay safe and healthy. The volunteers are now being formed into teams and finding out which communities they will being living and working alongside when delivering their WASH projects.

July 9, 2018

Our volunteer managers have now completed their initial Raleigh Nepal training and induction programme and reflect on their journey so far:

“We are really looking forward to the practical implementation of the training, being in community and trying our best for their change. Change in the sense of the improvements in their life. We are also looking forward to teamwork, completion of the (WASH) project and excited for the trek.” Volunteer managers Suman & Rohini.

July 6, 2018

In addition to an excellent opportunity of learning, International Citizens Service also teaches you to be adaptive and flexible as per the need of your team. Here, Reem, a UK volunteer for November Charlie 7 shares her story on how Raleigh ICS helped her become creative.

July 2, 2018

At the Raleigh International training centre in Kathmandu, preparations for Expedition are under way. Our volunteer managers have travelled from Eastern and Western Nepal, Kathmandu City, Australia, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) for our Summer 2018 programme.

July 1, 2018

As the Final Phase review for our Makwanpur ICS group approaches, Ben, team leader for NC7, looks back at all the achievements of the team in Sanutar during their journey so far.

June 30, 2018