Volunteer tourism is one of our sustainable tourism project. We work with local youth club and goernment in the sector of children and school, health and agriculture. The village we have been working with has been badly effected by the recent earthquake of Nepal. 27 people died and 95% houses destroyed in the village development commette of 6,500 people.
The village requires more volunteers to rebuild schools and houes of low income group. We also need assistant with agriculture as most of their stored crops were burried under rubble. About the village >
what you can do ? (Need both skilled and unskilled volunteers)
Volunteer to rebuild school
We need volunteers with skills to rebuild earthquake resistant buildings using local construction materials. Volunteers without special skills are also welcome to help with their labor. There are 7 primary schools and one high schools needed to be rebuilt after the earthquake. Some of the low income families will also need hand in rebuilding their houses.
Teachers and Child psychologist
Professional preschool or primary teachers are welcome to join us to make a positive change in our community schools. The tremor of over three weeks had adverse effect in children. Child psychologist can help children of remote village to overcome the emotional crisis. Volunteers without professional background will get 2 days to week orientation in Kathmandu before they depart for village.
Agriculture and agritourism
We also need professionals to help us with our projects of cash crop farming. The traditional farming is very subsistent and depends upon rain. Poor farmers can't take a risk of changing to suitable cash crops. There are lots of abandoned land that could be used for cash crops farming.
Volunteering Tour Outline:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, pick up and transfer to Homestay
Day 02: Visit couple of heritage sites of Kathmandu and orientation about the volunteering in the village. With Nepalese family in Homestay.
Day 03: Another day knowing about Nepal and its culture.
Day 4 - 11: Drive with a local guide / leader to the village of Phulkharaka, about 135 km northwest of Kathmandu. It will take about 8 hrs to get there. Your accommodation will be basic with local family. The host family will cook authentic meals for you. You will work with local Youth club to build one of the 7 primary schools in the village. Kids are in makeshift tents. Teacher volunteers can play games, do art and craft and help them learn with play way method.
Day 12: On the day we drive back to Kathmandu or continue further to Chitwan or Pokhara. volunteer tour inquiry >