Education and construction activities in Banepa, Nepal

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

05/16/2018

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Banepa
Himalayan range
Nepal

Description

Banepa is a beautiful town surrounded by the green hills and panoramic views of the Himalayan range and 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 town. Nature is all around and the air here is far better than in the buzzing capital. Still Banepa offers amenities like restaurants with WiFi, 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.


Community house: A little 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, to a locale for a youth club and to 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. We enhance the infrastructure there.


Volunteers in this project will work with children, women and local community people. They 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:

  • June 1 - June 14, 2018
  • July 1 - July 14, 2018
  • August 1 - August 14, 2018
  • September 1 - September 14, 2018
  • December 1 - December 14, 2018
  • January 1 - January 14, 2019
  • February 1 - February 14, 2019


Arrival and orientation: 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. All volunteers will travel together from Kathmandu to Banepa and the project site. Banepa is reached by local bus and then half an hour walk to reach the camp house in the mountain.


More information and other available short-term projects in Nepal: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-nepal


2 to 5 months volunteering in Nepal: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-nepal


Volunteering Worldwide: www.cadip.org

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To enroll in the project now, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol

or give us a call: 310-882-7400; 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 416-943-4900; 604-628-7400; 514-316-8500; 780-638-2500; 613-454-5500


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