About the local hosting organizationVIN is a non profit charitable volunteer organization based in Nepal founded in 2005. VIN’s mission is to empower marginalized communities through enhanced Education, Health, Income generation & Basic infrastructure programs with special focus on women and children by conducting training and research through mobilizing local and international volunteers to promote equality, economic well-being and basic human rights.We are also a member of international volunteer networks worldwide like CCIVS, NVDA, EU Volunteer ALLIANCE, FoVIN-NL, US, Australia.
About the volunteer workDue to severe destruction, many inhabitants were forced to leave the core city to find shelter in safe places. Thus, many temporary structures have been constructed on the fringe of the settlement. There is a huge threat that these areas may become their permanent residence. This has also created problem of waste management in the area. This is urgent to carry out those kinds of activities as there is garbage thrown everywhere. The site is waiting for renovation. It is important to raise the awareness to the local community about its importance and protection. This project aims to conserve, promote and protect Vajrayogini and Sankhu area which is badly affected from the 2015 earthquake. The specific objectives are: To educate and raise the awareness among the people about the importance of Sankhu and temple area. To clean the area and educate people not to throw the garbage everywhere. To help for renovation and reconstruction in the area.
Local accommodationThe volunteers will stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living facilities are simple and basic. Male and female Volunteers will share the same living area with separate rooms. There will be 3-5 persons in one room. Volunteers are required to sleep on the simple beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. They will be provided three times food- breakfast, lunch and dinner in Nepali Standard.
About the project locationVIN takes you a half day cultural sightseeing for world heritages located here in kathamandu. Either before, during or after your workcamp, there exists the options to undertake VIN-organized tour to Nepal’s nearby attractions.
RequirementsBasic English, Computer knowledge
Extra info about the projectThe detail info sheet and acceptance letter will be sent from VIN after we receive your Complete Volunteer Exchange Form (VEF) from the sending organization. Local Transportation: 20 EUR will be charged for the round trip to the placement.