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In Kathmandu and surrounding areas, many communities continue to struggle with waste management, particularly in earthquake affected areas where people are living in temporary shelters. Through our program we aim to support these communities to develop and implement systems that can help them deal with the issue of waste management, as well as educate people on the environmental impacts to ensure long-term change within the community and society as a whole.
On this program you will also have the opportunity to work with our partner schools to educate children through fun and engaging workshops on topics such as composting, gardening, recycling, climate change and the health impacts of pollution and appropriate waste disposal.
We promise an authentic experience. We’ll show you “our” Nepal, a unique and rich culture that will have an impact on your life… forever!
The challenge starts in Kathmandu airport where you will be met by one of our team and transferred to your accommodation. Once you are all settled in you will be invited out for your welcome meal and to meet our Nepalese team.
On the second day you will have your orientation and visit the project you’ll be working on. We’ll brief you on your schedule for the week and any other information to get you prepared for the two weeks ahead.
As a volunteer on our Nepal Sustainability Challenge you will be working in and around the Kathmandu Valley, on education initiatives that build the capacity of local organisation’s and schools by providing environmental education to children and communities alike. You could be working with a diverse range of local partners including schools and women’s groups. Volunteers are encouraged to use their enthusiasm and creativity to develop an engaging and influential program for the children and their families. You can utilise games, activities, sports and any other interactive activities.
Volunteers can teach adults and children about a range of subjects such as composting, gardening, recycling, climate change, appropriate waste disposal and why it is important to take personal responsibility for our environment!
The daily schedule and focus of this Challenge will depend on the groups own interests and abilities and the current needs of the community. This would suit a range of students including Environmental Science and Public Health students and anyone with a passion for preserving our natural world. All you need is your enthusiasm and commitment to a more sustainable future for the people and environment of Nepal! You’ll find out more information on your project details nearer to your departure.
On the 14th day you will be transferred back to Kathmandu Airport for a safe journey home!
Extend your trip and take part in an amazing trek into the Annapurna for just $800.
See the natural beauty of Nepal by taking part in this 5 day trek (2 travel days) in the highest mountain range in the world – The Himalayas. The climax to your trek is Poon Hill where you will experience a 360-degree vista of the giant Annapurna Mountain range
|Contact Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|All Students||25th November – 09th December 2017 (Ext. 16th December)||Book Now|
|La Trobe Students (Maggie Campbell-Jones)||30th June – 14th July 2018 (Ext. 21st July)||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.