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India ICS Blog

Welcome to the official Raleigh International blog for Raleigh ICS India! Here you will find regular updates, stories and photos of our life on expedition, the challenges and the impact of our sustainability projects on communities. Keep up to date with us and stay in touch by posting your comments below!

India Papa 4 - Ankanapura : Community Integration

We arrived in Ankanapura to a very excitable community and spent our first evening getting to know the villagers and accustoming ourselves to our new surroundings. Since then we feel our integration into the community has got off to a great start! The locals have been very welcoming and we have been given enough chai to swim in! The whole team are now familiar faces around the village, particularly with the children who have become constant energetic shadows following us around. We are fortunate enough to have a toilet in our village although we do have to navigate our way through a field of cows in order to reach it. It is amusing having to brush our teeth amongst the cattle but it also means that we no longer need an alarm as their snoring wakes us up!

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India Papa 3- Anagalli Doddi Community Integration

We have now been in the village for a week and all of us in Papa 3 are starting to settle in. After a sweaty three hours on the bus we arrived at our destination; Anagolli Doddi. We were met immediately with a mixture of bemused looks, warm welcomes and overexcited children. After making our way through an obstacle course of a variety of farm animals and moving into our respective accommodation, our first impressions of the village were very positive. We headed straight to a village meeting where we were introduced by the local Priest. In this moment, sitting outside on the steps of the church and drinking chai from plastic cups, the entire team was struck by the reality of our lives for the next two months. This was only made more surreal by the Priest later blessing our home with hypnotic Indian prayer and a spattering of holy water.

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14V Teams have been allocated!

Group 2 14V teams have been allocated to six different villages in Karnataka. The six teams will be working alongside the villagers in creating awareness on health and sanitation issues.

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14U Teams have been allocated!

Group 1 14U teams have been allocated to six different villages in Karnataka. The six teams will be working alongside the villagers in creating awareness on health and sanitation issues.

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Welcoming in the Autumn 2014 ICS Team Leaders and field base team

We are all really excited and pleased to have our team arrive. Over the past couple of days our Indian team leaders have been arriving at field base and Thursday was the day that the UK team leaders finally landed on our doorstep.

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