Education and construction activities with the local people of Banepa
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Banepa (at 1800m altitude) is a beautiful town surrounded by the green hills and panoramic views of the Himalayan range.
Our activities take place around Banepa, a town 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 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 and agriculture (in April, June and January), making a fire line (in May), planting (in 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.
- 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
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- 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