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Education and construction activities with the local people of Banepa, Nepal

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Last updated on June 15, 2017

The project activities take place around Banepa - a beautiful town at 1800m altitude, surrounded by the green hills and panoramic views of the Himalayan range, just an hour bus ride away from Kathmandu. Our volunteers live all together in a camp house, which is located in the hills, close to the town. Nature is all around and the air here is far better than in the buzzing capital. Still Banepa offers amenities like restaurants with Wi-Fi, pharmacies, grocery stores and to top it all off, a beautiful old town.
From here, field trips to a variety of places are possible. For example, ancient Hindu temples, various trekking opportunities and all the sights of the Kathmandu valley are not far away.

This project tries to have a social impact, while giving a valuable life lesson to the volunteers. There are many different fields of activity.

Community house: A short hike from the camp house further up the hill brings us to the construction site of a multi-purpose community house. Here, the local villagers will be able to gather and hold meetings and ceremonies. The house will also serve as emergency accommodation. The upper floor will be home to new lodging for volunteers, a local youth club and a public medical examination room, where locals will be able to consult with a health professional for their medical issues on a regular basis.

Infrastructure projects: We already built a firewall through the forest near the camp house that is also used by locals from more remote locations to get to Banepa. Volunteers will also work on building a water runoff for this firewall, needed to manage large quantities of water during monsoon season.

Education: We are planning to write and perform plays that raise local people’s awareness on environmental issues, hygiene and emergency behavior during earthquakes. Furthermore, we are working in a local school to enhance the infrastructure there.

Volunteers in this project will work with children, women and local community people. They will be providing help in many different aspects of life in the community: gardening (in April and January), making a fire line (in May and June), planting (in June and July), women empowerment (in August, September and December), forest conservation (in February). The volunteers will have the opportunity to develop construction, presentation, communication and many other skills, and get an insight into the rich and welcoming local culture.

Project dates:
July 1 - July 14, 2017
August 1 - August 14, 2017
September 1 - September 14, 2017
December 1 - December 14, 2017
January 1 - January 14, 2018
February 1 - February 14, 2018

All volunteers are requested to participate in an orientation meeting in Kathmandu on the day before the project starts. Details about the local host, the project and the travel arrangements will be provided. The volunteers travel together from Kathmandu to the project site in Banepa.

For more info and other available projects in Nepal, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-nepal

Volunteering Worldwide: http://cadip.org

18 and over years of age - motivated to work for a charity project within an international team, tolerant, open-minded and cooperative person with adventurous spirit.
No specific skills or experience required.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.

This opportunity is sponsored by: CADIP International Volunteer Projects

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Animals & Environment  Cultural
Arts & Culture  Education & Technology
Children & Youth  Environmental
Community Development  Nonprofit Organization
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Arts / Culture  Program Management
Dancing / Drama  Recreational Activities / Sports

Upcoming Dates:

Date Time # volunteers requested  
Jul 01, 2017 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Jul 02, 2017 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Jul 03, 2017 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Contact Person:
Program Co-ordinator, Program Co-ordinator, (646) 657-2900, (email)
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 Banepa, Kavre
Nepal, TX 00000
This location is NOT handicap accessible
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Web Site: http://cadip.org
Last updated on June 15, 2017

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