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Prince Harry Serving with TR UK in Nepal

Bobbi Snethen

Bobbi hails from Madison, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied journalism and strategic communication. Following a stint as a freelance reporter, she served as a public relations professional in the nonprofit sector working to enhance community service through storytelling and online engagement.

Last month, Team Rubicon UK launched Operation Nirman to rebuild a school and restore services in Central Nepal damaged by last year’s devastating earthquake. TR members from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, and Germany are currently deployed, and the team just gained another well-known Greyshirt in the field – Prince Harry.

Prince Harry deployed on Operation Nirman in Nepal to help a rebuild earthquake-damaged community.
Prince Harry deployed on Operation Nirman in Nepal to help a rebuild earthquake-damaged community.

In a press release issued by the Kensington Palace, Prince Harry of Wales spent the next week camping in the mountains with the team and will play a full role in the support project.

Prince Harry added, “The people I have met and the beauty of this country make it very hard to leave. Thankfully however, I’m not leaving just yet! I will be spending the next six days in a remote region with a charity called Team Rubicon. The team I’m joining will be working with the community to rebuild a school damaged in the earthquake. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity at the end of my official tour to do my small bit to help.”

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Watch Prince Harry’s announcement to join Team Rubicon in Nepal on Twitter.

“It’s exciting to have Prince Harry, a soldier and humanitarian, represent Team Rubicon in the field,” said TR USA CEO Jake Wood. “It’s also impressive to watch TR UK grow in its capabilities to respond to disasters on the other side of the world while seamlessly integrating fellow members from multiple countries.”

Team Rubicon UK, a registered British charity launched by Team Rubicon Global in 2015, is the first new Team Rubicon since the founding of Team Rubicon USA in 2010.

Get updates on Operation Nirman on TR UK’s websiteFacebook page and Twitter profile.

TR members assemble in Kathmandu on Operation Nirman.
TR members assemble in Kathmandu on Operation Nirman.

  • Nick Williams

    Well done- spent two weeks there after the quakes last year- lots of work left for sure!

  • Jessica Haynie

    Awesome to see TR rebuilding in Nepal! What a truly special country and culture that the rest of the world should get to glimpse and learn from. Thank you TR.