The Dream Team Leaders of Makwanpur

10th October 2017

November Charlie 5, Golping

Pallavi and Fatima

Pallavi: ‘I completed my Bachelors in Biotechnology. I had never been away from my family for more than a week. I wanted to change that and be independent. So in the summer of 2017, I joined Raleigh as a volunteer. I had an awesome time and ended up learning things I never even dreamed of learning in the university. When I got the opportunity of being a team leader, I couldn’t say no! Except science, I love reading novels and writing.’

As a team I would like to make a good impact in the community however small it is. I know changes cannot be achieved in a brief period of 3 Months, but I would like the team to initiate something that Is sustainable. There are many women and children in our community. I would like to work with them and empower them to build their life on their own. In addition to that, I would like to develop my leadership skills and help my team achieve their individual goals as well.

Fatima: ‘Fatima has a Law Degree and has been working as an English teacher for the last 3 years in Birmingham. She was also a team Leader before in the NCS programme a few years ago.

‘I knew I had to do ICS after I saw the impact on both the 16-year-old and myself.’

Hoping to achieve a new exciting and enriching experience and become more resilient and confident.


November Charlie 6, Ikchung


Amy: ‘Post university I volunteered in Ghana and did some travelling and then went to an environmental Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Helsinki. This year I have spent time at projects in Spain, learning more about self-sustainability. I have also been involved with youth development programmes through the National Citizens Service and other NGOs. Cycling is my hobby and the only thing I’ll miss is my bike!’

“I’d really like to learn how to make a samosa from scratch.’

Melina: ‘I am an electronics engineer and used to work as a production engineer. After leaving the job, I wanted to try something new. I wanted to help others as much as I can. I came across Raleigh and this is the best opportunity to help people.


November Charlie 7, Tiltar

Will: Has a Psychology degree in distance learning. He is also a gardener and is learning to train Bonsai Trees. In his words he is an avid reader and collector of books.

Kamaljeet: He likes music and plays the guitar. He also had a small band.

“Together as a team., we are hoping to help as many people as possible and learn a lot from the locals as well. We are hoping to gain some personal development as well.”


November Charlie 8, Adamar

Rhiannon: ‘I just finished my masters in mechanical and materials engineering, for which I spent a year studying abroad at the University of Melbourne. Played lacrosse at the university. Spent 3 weeks volunteering at a school in Delhi, India last year.

As a team we can hopefully complete our project goals and help the households on our community to diversify their livelihoods and improve their lifestyles. I hope that we can all grow as people and become active global citizens in the process.’

Ajeena: ‘I completed my bachelor’s degree in Banking and Insurance. Before coming to Raleigh, I was doing internship at a stock broker firm. I have been volunteering and helping people since 2011. Nothing gives me more joy than travelling and meeting new people. So here I am!

‘Raleigh has helped me overcome my fear and weakness I have had in the past. Working as a team for Raleigh, I hope to make new friends, help people make their lifestyle better as well as work on my personal development.’


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What’s Next?

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