Published 5 April 2016

Prince Harry joins Team Rubicon volunteers following his official tour to Nepal.

Prince Harry joins Team Rubicon volunteers following his official tour to Nepal.

Team Rubicon have completed a two-week operation assisting a local community in a remote part of Nepal, whose village was destroyed by the devastating earthquake in April 2015. The main purpose of the project was to help the community with the ongoing temporary rebuild of their school, so the children will have adequate education facilities as they approach the monsoon season.

Prince Harry joined Team Rubicon volunteers for part of Operation: Nirman (meaning “build’ in Nepali) following his official tour to the country last month.

Volunteers for the charity, which uses the skills and experiences of military veterans in the aftermath of natural disasters, worked with the villagers of Lapubesi in the Gorkha region to help with the ongoing rebuild of their school and repair of a hydro-electric turbine that had previously provided energy to around 300 homes in the village before it was destroyed. The veterans also helped install a new solar farm to provide sustainable electricity for the school and surrounding homes.

In their short time volunteering in the village, the Team Rubicon volunteers have made a huge impact on the community by assisting them with their project. They have restored basic facilities and, perhaps most importantly, restored hope by empowering a community to help themselves.

Read more about Team Rubicon on their website.